Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2011 November 9 - Morning Manna

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalms 11:3)

Today's Morsel: Every so often, I like to walk around my house and look at the foundation. My purpose is to see if there are any cracks.  Most homes and buildings that are built seem to have pretty good foundations, and the structure seems to last a long time. But when it comes to building our lives, most people don't consider what goes into the foundation.  Jesus said,"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it."(Matthew 7:21-27).  Notice the house that fell wasn't built on a firm foundation.  It wasn't built according to the Word of God.
  
Paul said" Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And 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 2:19-22).  Paul said that we are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, which is Jesus Christ. If you aren't building your life on this foundation, when the winds of doctrine, waters of afflictions and depression come into your life, you are going to crumble and fall.  When John the Revelator got a glimpse into heaven, he said, "And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb"(Revelation 21:14).  John was an apostle of Jesus Christ.  He saw his own name on one of the foundations. Therefore, he knew that he had built right.  What John wrote for us in the gospel and epistle of John are the things we need to use to build our life, the Word of God.  Let me encourage you, go back and read the gospel of John and the epistles which he wrote and see if you are building your life correctly on this sure foundation.

Sing: Standing on the promises of Christ my King, through eternal ages let His praises ring; Glory in the highest I will shout and sing, standing on the promises of God.
Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God my Savior.  Standing, standing, I'm standing on the promises of God.

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