The Wise Master Builder (Part 17)
For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:11)
Unfortunately, many “Christians” fail to recognize the disasters that come with building life on foundations other than Jesus Christ. Worldly foundations: materialism, self-gratification, egotism, etc. fly in the face of God (1 Jn 2.15-16). But, even the most committed can be subtly duped into adopting faulty foundations if they are not careful. Bible reading, prayer and other disciplines can become the central focus in the place of Christ for spirituality (Jn 5.39). Doctrinal concepts like grace, morality, predestination, dispensationalism, or any other theological dogmas can be mistakenly set up as a faulty foundation (Col 2.8). Techniques for ministry and ministry itself can ascend to the throne of our hearts and become our “end all and be all” (Mt 7.21-23, 23.15). It’s essential that we constantly examine our own lives and the emphases we are imparting to others to insure they rest squarely on the foundation of Jesus Christ (2 Cor 13.5).
Please leave me your feedback by clicking on “comments” below.
© 2008, 2009 Following Jesus by Chuck Wood All Rights Reserved