'God has already placed Jesus Christ as the one and only foundation.' 1 Corinthians 3:11 GNT
The apostle Paul wrote, 'God has already placed Jesus Christ as the one and only foundation' (1 Corinthians 3:11 GNT). This verse was written in the context of division within the church. The people in Corinth were arguing about who to follow. Paul said to them: 'You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere human beings' (1 Corinthians 3:3-4 NIV)? They weren't behaving like their foundations were in Christ.
We can also fall into the trap of founding our lives on other things: others' opinions, success, fame, wealth, or something else. Our foundation won't hold in the storms of life unless it's based on Jesus, the Rock (see Matthew 7:24-27).
In 1 Corinthians 3:12-13, Paul goes on to say, 'If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light' (NIV). How we live our lives, and the way we've built on our foundations, will show on Judgment Day. So let's make sure our foundations are in Jesus - the only true foundation.
So what now? Find a large stone. Write on it: 'Jesus is my Rock'. Then keep it somewhere where you'll be reminded that Jesus is your firm and only foundation.
Soulfood: Matt 21:1-16, Ps 118:19-29,