1 Corinthians 3:11 (ESV)
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
I love building things in my shop and sharing the fun with kids. Have you ever helped a toddler build a tower? The kind they’ll destroy seconds before its finished? You start on a solid base as you build upward. Then without warning, with a spark in his eye, your building buddy introduces the full force of his hand to the weakest part of your tower. Now, you let the toddler build his own tower. Yet, his tower repeatedly falls before it’s tall enough to be called a tower at all.
Your friend has yet to grasp the concept of a firm foundation. He’s not alone. How often do we watch pieces of our lives prematurely topple? We build on wealth, our lives fall. We build on education, appearance, or relationship, and at some point, our towers crumble. Why? Because when our confidence is placed on anything other than the loving acceptance of our Creator, we are engineering failure into our foundation.
You might be picking up blocks right now, thinking about laying a foundation, or sitting at the top of a fragile, leaning tower. There is really good news for you. God is not only a good builder; He’s the ultimate architect, restoration specialist, and general contractor. Before you know what you need, He has what you need. When the world needed a Savior, He sent the chief Cornerstone. Therefore, we can say, “I’m confident.” Not self-confident, but God-confident.
Dear Lord, we want You and our salvation through Christ to be the foundation of our life. We invite the Holy Spirit to reveal to us other blocks we have tried to put in Your place. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.