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Keller: On a firm foundation

Those who are knowledgeable about construction and the building process, understand just how important a foundation is to any structure. You can use the best and most expensive materials, and construct the biggest and most extravagant building, but if the foundation isn’t firm, solid and sure, the building will prematurely become unstable and unusable. It will no longer be able to fulfill its designated purpose.

As we see the importance of a strong foundation in the natural, how much greater importance and priority should we have when it comes to our spiritual foundation?

The foundations built by man will eventually corrode and deteriorate with age, but when our foundation is Jesus Christ, we can be assured this foundation is strong, sure, firm, immovable, lasting and eternal.

Before Jesus was born, prophets spoke of him in the Old Testament. It’s recorded in Isaiah 28:16, “therefore thus saith the Lord God, behold I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a percious corner stone, a sure foundation, he that believeth shall not make haste.”

With Jesus being the cornerstone of our foundation, knowing who He is and what He desires to do in our lives will anchor us in troubled times. Looking across the landscape of our nation today, even throughout our community, we see a darkness that has set itself against the light of Christ.

I don’t think many are surprised at what is going on, I believe what has caught most off guard is the rapid pace that things have moved.

There is an all out attempt to destroy the foundation of truth, of righteousness and holiness. Seeing this, I thought about a question David asked in Psalms 11:3, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

David was at a desperate time in his life. Many connect this passage of scripture to a time when Saul had chased him into the wilderness. His enemies seemed to be closing in on him and his friends encouraged him to run away and hide. It appeared all he had sought after and longed for was seemingly fading away, yet David declares with a great confidence and an unshakable faith in Psalms 11:1, in the lord put I my trust.

In our ever-changing world, where it seems like evil and wickedness rule, where deceptive hearts and minds have twisted the truth of God’s word, we can do as David did. We can place our trust in God.

David knew the rock on which he stood would not be moved. He said in Psalm 62:5-8, “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”

The spiritual foundation will always be attacked. The storms and battles are here. The fight for truth will continue on, however, for those that have built upon the solid foundation of Jesus Christ will not be moved.

Billy Keller is the Pastor of Trinity Church of God, 285 Winn Ave. You can contact him at pastorbilly1@bellsouth.net.