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The Foundation Matters

Friday January 6, 2017

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. -Matthew 7:25


Last week across the road a building partially collapsed. Bricks toppled everywhere and the building looks to be of a bit a disaster.

I am not quite sure that this particular building had anything to do with the foundation itself, but I started thinking about the importance of a firm foundation.

Everything builds on top of the foundation. If the foundation is solid, what is built on top has a better chance of turning out right.

A solid foundation is able to support the weight of the building itself, along with any additional stressors like people, furnishings and more.

A foundation provides a solid anchor for the building, keeping it stable and secure–but without a solid foundation, the building will eventually fall.

We all put our hope and trust in something. Some build their lives on the foundation of money, possessions, popularity, fame, beauty, drugs, alcohol, shopping, or video games.
The truth is, you can build your life on any number of things, but what we put our hope and trust in becomes our foundation for life. We are called to build our lives on the rock, and that rock is Jesus.


Are you building your life on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ? If you aren’t…eventually you will collapse.

Prayer: “Lord, thank you for being the solid foundation on which I can build my life on. Help me to constantly use you as my rock. In your name I pray, Amen.”

-Whitney Flach