“God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: `The Lord knows those who are his’” (2Tim 2:19).
Every person who builds a house knows the importance of the foundation. When building, the foundation is built first. Without a proper foundation, the building will surely fall.
Today we are living in times of great uncertainty. In all history there have never been so many wars, famines, earthquakes, strikes, riots, doubts and fears, as there are today. People everywhere are wondering, “What is going to happen next?” In the midst of all this tension, many are asking, “Is there a firm foundation upon which I can build my life?”
My friend, I’m so happy today to be able to tell you there is! Right now, as you read these words, God’s great heart of love reaches out to you. He has a firm foundation for you to build your life upon. Your doubts, fears and uncertainties will leave you, as you build your life on THE ONLY FOUNDATION.
The Bible, which is the Word of God, tells us about this firm foundation. This is God talking to you and me. Speaking to those who have already built their lives on this firm foundation, God says:
“So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the chief cornerstone, in Whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in Whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit” (Eph 2:19-22).
What a beautiful picture God gives us here! He loves us so much He wants us to be members of His family. He tells us the only way we can be members of His family is to be built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets. The chief cornerstone of that foundation must be God’s only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who shed His own blood on the cross, and rose again from the dead, to give us this firm foundation for our lives. And these very lives of ours God wants to be a beautiful dwelling place for His Spirit. What love! What blessing! What encouragement!
But what is this “apostles’ foundation”? To answer this question, we must turn back to that day when Jesus Christ first poured out the power of His Spirit upon His followers. This was called the Day of Pentecost because of the Jewish feast which was observed on that day. We read about it in The Acts of the Apostles, chapter 2.
WHAT SHALL WE DO?