January 14, 2023
Several years ago, our family decided to turn our back porch into a laundry room.
Anxious to move our washer and dryer out of the cold, damp basement, we were excited to get started. We had it all mapped out. We knew where we wanted the walls, the window, and the closets. But before we could begin to build walls, pick paint colors and flooring, or even move plumbing, we first had to lay the foundation.
Our first job was to tear up the old cement slab and lay six feet of brick to create a solid, secure foundation. Because as any good builder knows, it doesn’t matter how impressive your exterior, how beautiful your finish work, or how much cool stuff you have in a building; it all needs to start with a solid foundation.
The same is true for a godly man. We need to build our lives on a solid foundation. However, the foundation we build our lives on isn’t made of bricks and mortar, but it is the solid belief that the Bible is the 100% Word of God. It is inerrant, infallible, and designed to be practically applied to every area of our lives.
The Bible is God’s very Word to us. It’s how He tells us Who He is, what He wants from us, and how we should live.
The man of God who chooses to read the Word of God, understand what it says, and obey God‘s Word is building his life on a solid foundation. The man who chooses to reject it is placing his life on sinking, shifting sands that will not stand up when the storms of life come against him.
Today, many people went to chip away at that foundation. They tell us that if the Bible is just a collection of writings by some ancient men, it isn’t really applicable to our lives today. However, we must know that this isn’t true, and we need to understand why it isn’t true.
Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at some facts about the Bible and discussing why it’s important that these truths are core convictions in our lives. In essence, we are shoring up our foundation so that we can stand against any lie that tries to erode or damage it.
Then, armed with truth will be able to say, “I truly believe the Bible is God‘s Word for today, and that is the foundation on which I based my life.”
Weekly Memory Verse:
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. (Matthew 7:24-25, ESV)
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