In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalms 11:1-3)
Today's Morsel: A few years ago, there was an earthquake in Taipei, Taiwan. And an apartment building fell and lives were lost. When the inspectors reviewed the structure of the building, they noticed that the foundation had been filled in with old metal drums, cans, and other materials, and thus it was not strong enough to withstand the massive tremble that took place. Lives were lost because someone chose to take a shortcut. Many churches today are taking shortcuts. They aren't sticking with the original foundation. The book of Acts establishes the church's foundation. What kind of material is your spiritual foundation built on? Paul said, "We are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit" (Ephesians 2:20-22). That means that the church's foundation is solid because Jesus is The Rock upon which it is built. David said that the wicked tries to shoot arrows at the heart of the upright. In other words, the wicked is trying to destroy the foundation of the righteous. If you follow the media and politics, then you know that the wicked is trying to destroy the foundation of Jesus Christ and what the Christian faith stands for. Jesus said that we would be hated for His name sake. But let me encourage you, preach the gospel. It is the foundation of the church, and it is still the only life changing message for the world.
Sing: My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus' name.
On Christ the solid Rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.