By the way, just attending a church service or worship service is by no means a strong foundation. Pastors change, people move away, people get offended or they preach something you don't agree with. Whenever man is involved, you will get let down when things get rough. When you read, study and put His Word into action everyday of your natural life, He will bring you through any and every challenge that may come your way. His Words are life! My father taught me, “Take my words to heart. Follow my commands, and you will live. Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them." His Words will live forever. Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear. The very words which are the eternal foundation for your life, in the last days will be the very words that will judge you. Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me. For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark. I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken. I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it. And I know his commands lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells me to say.”
Keep in mind, without an eternal foundation the evil one can destroy relationships with friends, family and especially marriages. He will use a death in the family--a child, family member or even pets--to tear apart a marriage. How does that happen? Because their faith and trust is in people and this world system instead of the King. In times of trouble, you will be shaken to the core. Satan is testing your very foundation. Will it crumble or will it hold you up on solid ground? Would the tragic death of a child drive you apart or draw you closer? Too many marriages fail to withstand that shaking.
Does the substance of your foundation consist of religious traditions; even the holidays of Christmas and Easter? Kingdom citizens have knowledge and understanding of where those traditions came from and that they were created by religion and not by God the Father or Jesus His Son. The Lord God said this to the prophet Isaiah, concerning the children of promise: “I, the Lord, have called you to demonstrate my righteousness. I will take you by the hand and guard you, and I will give you to my people, Israel, as a symbol of my covenant with them. And you will be a light to guide the nations. You will open the eyes of the blind. You will free the captives from prison, releasing those who sit in dark dungeons. I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise with carved idols." Many people worship these man-made holidays and claim to know the King. The Lord God spoke to His representative Hosea with these words: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. NKJV Why do you think that the ambassador Paul wrote these words? Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.
We are to constantly to read and meditate on the Lord God's Constitution. We are to embrace it with total faith in Him. The Lord God made this statement through His representative: Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone. It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never be shaken. Read what the Lord Jesus said while speaking and answering the religious leaders of His day: The religious leaders replied, “He will put the wicked men to a horrible death and lease the vineyard to others who will give him his share of the crop after each harvest.” Then Jesus asked them, “Didn’t you ever read this in the Scriptures? ‘The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is wonderful to see.’
I tell you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation that will produce the proper fruit. The Lord Jesus made it a priority to make this statement: Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Remember, your faith in the King is your most valuable asset...and your firm foundation!
I Corinthians 3:9-11 Proverbs 4:4-5 Luke 21:33 John 12:44-50
Isaiah 42:6-8 Hosea 4:6 2 Timothy 2:15 Isaiah 28:16
Matthew 21:41-43 Matthew 6:33-34 all NLT, except where noted
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