Build your life on the firm foundation

Good Morning Everyone,
 
Our theme for this month: “Resilience”
 
Our Bible verse for today: “I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them.” Luke 6:47 (CSB)
 
Our thought for today: “Build your life on a firm foundation”
 
Luke 6:46-49 is a fascinating passage of scripture in which Jesus reveals a great truth that everyone needs to hear and heed. He teaches there that the best life any of us could possibly have is the life that is lived in the center of God’s will, upon the firm foundation of faith in Christ.
 
He set the lesson up in verse 46 by asking the question, “Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and don’t do the things I say?” The implication is that He had been teaching them the best and proper way to live but they had not been doing what He told them to do. Then in verse 47 (above) He tells them that He will illustrate for them the difference between a life that is lived in obedience to Him, and one that is not. In verse 48 he says of the person who builds their life on the firm foundation of faith in Him and obedience to His commands, “He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When the flood came, the river crashed against that house and couldn’t shake it because it was well built.”
 
Then in verse 49 he contrasted the person who has chosen to build his life on something other than the firm foundation of faith in and obedience to Christ, “But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The river crashed against it, and immediately it collapsed. And the destruction of that house was great.”
 
Resilient Christians have learned the truth of what Jesus taught in that passage. They have built their lives on the firm foundation of faith in and obedience to Jesus Christ. It’s why they are resilient. It’s why they can live victoriously in the face of challenges and adversity. It’s why they can withstand the storms of life and not only survive, but thrive.
 
The best life any person can ever have is the one that is lived in the center of God’s will and in obedience to the commands of Christ. As a resilient Christian you have already discovered this to be true, but you know other people who haven’t. You know others whose lives look very much like that man whose life was built on a weak foundation and consequently, their lives are a wreck right now. Those people need to hear the lesson that you have already learned. They need to know about the firm foundation that is Jesus Christ.
 
In Luke 6:47 Jesus said that He would show people what a life built on a firm foundation looks like, then He told this story. It’s possible that the people you know will be impressed and impacted by Jesus’ story. But it’s more likely they will be impressed and impacted by how that story came true in your own life. I encourage you to go tell them about it.
 
God Bless,
Pastor Jim
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