12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,
13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work.
14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.
15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames. 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 (NIV)
All in the world shall perish. The material treasures we place upon our hearts are taking the place of a His holy spirit and leaving that spirit unprotected. For all that we build our life, our church, our relationships upon should be of our heavenly source and not of the world around us. Our church is rooted in Jesus Christ. Our lives are, as well. When Jesus told Peter that the church would be built upon him:
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18
Peter by name was “Cephas“, which is rock. It can be read that he is the rock Jesus describes as the bedrock. But instead, Peter is a great orator and actions came from within him after Jesus had Ascended. The Rock that the church was built upon was not Peter, but was indeed Jesus who is the Foundation of the church, our lives, and the firm ground below us from where we look up and seek our Master’s voice and face! O glory for God’s grace. Peter was the rock that brought a concise message of Jesus Christ and many were brought to Jesus. Peter is an important conveyor of the Gospel. He persevered toward Christ and was given his place.
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Acts 3:6
So then, If we build our lives on a foundation that is not directly touching and upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we will know on the Day of Judgement. For all is judged as we meet God and an account of our life is given:
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. Matthew 12:36
We hold captive the thought of how we build our lives now will have repercussion at our Judgement. We will be exposed at that time; however, be exposed now! That is what these words of God are for. Heavenly instruction is the word of God and all wisdom is held in His word. Ready you heart for the Return and build you house-your life-your church on the Bedrock Who is the Foundation of the very world we walk upon.
Some give their lives to the Lord and are saved. Then they build their temple, we as a vessel with the Spirit indwelling, upon the material. It is written in v. 15 he shall be saved, indeed, but without the riches of a life serving the Lord. There is merit and gratification in serving God. We build our lives on Jesus Christ and the desire to please and serve in inherent – if we obey and listen to heavenly instruction.
Our bodies are a temple of the Lord. We shall build our temple upon Bedrock, Who is Jesus. We may not, but will be saved as we have given our life to Him who, by grace, is Salvation. However, our treasures will be none as all we build up on earth will burn.
Place all of your hopes, dreams and trust in the indestructible Rock. Walk a walk in His image. Then on the Day of your judgement He will say,”Well done” Matthew 25:21
December 14, 2011
…for Dana, my wife and co-Pilgrim in this walk upon solid ground. rs
Hi Rick this is Roger Carr great word for the day and may I also add a little bit. The word of God says in Psalms 11:3 ” If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
We know as christians that Christ is the foundation, and Christ being the Rock. Jesus mentions in Matt.7:21-27 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he who 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 I will 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 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. The whole thing Christ is trying to tell us is that if the foundations are destroyed than what can the righteous do? so Christ being our foundation, one of the foundation stones is obedience, if we can learn to be obedient Christ would call us wise if not he likens us to being a foolish person. In a another passage of scripture He says if you be willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land. Theres a lot to say about this foundational stone which Christ emphasizes. Tell me what you think, I’ve barely scratched the surface on this subject. God bless you until the next time.
Your brother in Christ Roger
I hear you. It not necessarily for just a solid life in Christ toward God, but a necessary one regarding our salvation. This to me means: If I, the vessel, the temple am not grounded on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ, the sincerity of my submitted life could be questionable.
God bless you,