Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Only True Foundation

Reading from the Book of 1Corinthians 3: 1-11...

 1And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
 2I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
The natural man does not understand the spiritual man.  Some of the choices and decisions a spiritual person makes do not make sense at all to a non-spiritual person.  Those who are natural or non-spititual try to understand everything with their minds, but the spiritual person discerns things by the Spirit.  He lives out of his new heart and out of the attitude that God gives him.
 3For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
Envy and jealousy cause us to strive after things that God gives us in His timing, if it is His will that we have them.  A jealous, envious heart never blesses God.  We are not to envy what other people have.
 4For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
 5Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
 6I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
 7So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
 8Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
Being jealous and envious of one another is a total waste of time.  We all have gifts that God gives us.  They do not come from any other source.  We must be content with what heaven sends us.  God has a unique plan for each of our lives, and the gifts He gives us are part of that plan.  We can trust Him.  He knows His business. 
 9For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
Our business is to walk in love.
 10According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
 11For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

People try to build their lives on many things~~money, education, job titles, possessions, and other things.  These are all faulty foundations.  Who or what is the foundation of your life?  Jesus Christ is the only true foundation you can build your life upon.

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