Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Word of the Day.... January 1, 2014...

The Leaning Tower of You
No one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.
—1 Corinthians 3:11–12

When I opened this up in my e-mail this morning I knew that it was something I wanted to share with all of you.  Here Pastor Greg is talking about the importance of laying our foundation as a Christian on the solid rock of Jesus Christ.  That way when the hard times come we will not be moved, but will remain strong in Christ and be in His Word, Will and Way for our Life.  Like the song says “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand….

Workers laid the foundation for one of Italy's most famous structures in 1173, a tower designed to stand next to a cathedral. During construction, however, they discovered the soil was softer than previously thought, and the tower began to sink.

Today the top of that tower is nearly thirteen feet off center. People come from around the world to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and scientists travel to Pisa yearly to measure its slow descent. They calculate that at its current rate of decline, and without taking any countermeasures, it will one day collapse.

Nothing is more important in construction work than making sure you have the foundation right. If you don't get that correct, then nothing else will matter. It may be more fun to decide what color to paint the rooms and how you will decorate the finished structure, but without a proper foundation, nothing else you do will last long enough to make any difference.

Smart and successful Christians build their lives on the right foundation. Scripture makes it clear that the only foundation possible for a sound spiritual life is Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians
3:11). And where do you learn about Jesus? In the Word of God. The Word is truth and it will never lead you astray. If you are building your life on the right foundation, which is Jesus Christ, then you're also regularly getting into the Word. Only that foundation will stand the test of time.

Don't become the Leaning Tower of You.

Build your life on the foundation of Jesus Christ, as you learn of Him in Scripture and stand straight and tall as the years pass.  Have a very Happy New Year!!!


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