TOPIC: EXAMINE YOUR FOUNDATION
DATE: MONDAY OCTOBER 12th, 2015
“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?.”
Psalm 11:3 (KJV)
The foundation is the structure that holds the rest of a building. Without the foundation, the walls, the doors, the windows, and the roof could never be put in place. The foundation is important even though it is often never seen; its strength influences a building’s ability to withstand the test of time.
You will be surprised by the number of believers who are trying to get things done without a foundation or without the right kind of foundation. Notice that in our text the Psalmist is saying that the righteous (the born again child of God, the body of Christ) cannot do much if the foundation is destroyed. To destroy suggests that the foundation was originally there but somewhere along the line it was lost. As believers what is our foundation? Upon what should we build anything we are involved in? My mind goes to John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (KJV).
Therefore, the foundation of our faith is the word of God. Today, many are looking for shortcuts. They are looking for quick fixes. They want magic and not miracles. “Brother Mike, what is the difference?” you may ask. Miracles are based on the word of God while magic is not. Miracles stand the test of time but magic does not. When it comes to magic, the more you look, the less you see; but when something is a miracle, it stands true and withstands the onslaught of the devil.
You must therefore re-examine your life and be honest with yourself. Are you involved in magic or miracles? Beloved, you must ensure that whatever you are involved in passes through the filter of God’s word. Then and only then will you be guaranteed that come what may, when the storm is over, you will still be standing.
Further reading: Psalm 29, John 1:1-14
Daily Bible reading:
Evening- Colossians 4