“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is” (1 Corinthians 3.11-13 NKJV).
If we tried to build our foundation (our lives) on anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ, our work will not produce eternal fruit. We may see a lot of glittery gold and jewels in our lives on earth and in the world’s eyes, but God sees past the temporal and into the eternal. Anything that is not rooted in the Vine of Christ will not transfer from this life to the next because it has not been redeemed through His blood. Only efforts found in Christ will be lasting because He is able to bring them from death to life through His own resurrection. Sometimes obeying God seems humble and plain at first, but when we see from Heaven’s perspective, we see the sapphires and rubies that God sees. God promises in His Word that if we build our lives on Jesus Christ, believing His best and submitting to His will, our lives will be beautiful. The Bible uses the metaphor of a wondrous building to explain what God sees when we submit to Him.God is building us like castles made of gems and crystals and other precious stones, holding eternal value and purpose. Click To Tweet
We want our lives to shine, so we must ensure that our thoughts, decisions and actions are found in Christ!
“O you afflicted one, Tossed with tempest, and not comforted, Behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, And lay your foundations with sapphires. I will make your pinnacles of rubies, Your gates of crystal, And all your walls of precious stones” (Isaiah 54.11-12 NKJV).
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