What is Our Foundation?

Debbi Goolsby

“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain come in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against the house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and ignores it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds heat against that house, it will collapse with a might crash.”
Matthew 8:24-27 NLT

Nick called Joel and asked if he wanted to come and spend a day with him at this dad’s work.  Joel said he would love to go.  Nick’s dad build houses, and it was always a fun day when they were at the construction site.  Joel was happy when his mom and dad approved of the idea.

The next night, Joel told his mom and dad of the wonderful day he had.  He told them about the large cement trucks that were pouring all day long so that they would be ready with slabs upon which the house would be built.  Joel was even allowed to write his initials in some of the wet concrete.  Joel then asked his dad a question. “Why do they need concrete slabs to build the houses on?  Why can’t they build them on the dirt?”

“Well,” Joel’s dad replied, “the concrete slab provides a foundation.  There has to be a strong foundation for the house to stand on so that it won’t sink down when storms come or crumble without good support.  If they built the house right onto the dirt or the sand, the house may not stand long.  It’s kind of like what the Bible talks about when it says that Jesus is our foundation.  We need to build our lives on a solid and strong foundation.  If we build our lives on Jesus, nothing will be able to hurt us.  If we build our lives on anything else, we may not be able to stand for very long. The foundation is the most important part of the building, and it is the most important part of our lives.”

So what might happen to a house without a strong foundation?  What might happen to you without a strong foundation?  What is your foundation?  Is it Jesus Christ?  You decide!

The Solid Rock

“On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.”

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