Psalms 11:3 “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
Sometimes, even in the smallest of illustrations is a great truth.
When you see a construction site begin, much of the work done is not easily seen. There is much digging, forms laid and cement poured for the footings. The higher the building, the deeper the footings. Special care is taken to use the right cement; tempered and hardened properly. The building that follows will stand based upon how well the construction of the foundation.
Much of life uses the same axiom.
A marriage between a man and a woman who love deeply and are committed wholly, will work through any and all problems they face because the foundation of their love is in the decision to not allow divorce to be an option.
A home with two loving, committed parents who give guidance, teaching, training and discipline, add to the foundation of their home. But, even the world can produce two people who are moral, committed and love their home enough to sacrifice to keep it going. There is one key pillar that will outshine and outlast all the others.
When God is the center of your home, He becomes the foundation; the Rock on which you stand.
There is a marked difference between;
“Because I said so…” and “Because God says so!”
When the Word of God is used as the foundation, a parent can not only point to it for all to follow, but also, with their life, be the example of submission and obedience to all in their household.
Hypocrisy will reign if we use the “Do as I say, not as I do” mode.
Building a family and building a life on the Lord Jesus Christ will ensure that you have something to return to if you stray.
When your salvation is not secure; when the faith you have becomes shaky and fluctuates with the wind; when the place you run to is worldly and carnal, you have nothing sure to stand on.
But, when the storm is raging, the fiery darts are coming fast and furious and life seems to roll over you like wave after wave; there is a sure foundation when it is placed in God and His Word. It can be the strong tower we run to:
Psalms 61:2-3 “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”
Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”
We all get overwhelmed at times – our survival will depend on what it is we are trusting to get us through. You cannot go wrong building your life, your family and your ministry on the Lord Jesus Christ.