Consider Jesus: The Foundation

Let us continue to “consider Jesus.” (Heb. 3:1) 

1 Cor. 3:10,11 “According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it.  11 For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

Jesus is the foundation of what we believer. It all rests on, starts with, is built on, is supported by Him. He is the exclusive foundation of the church. Paul was arguing to the Corinthians that even though other people may help the church by adding to it, by bringing more people in and helping those already there, it was still and always Christ that the building, the church, was built on. 

For all times, the only foundation is Christ built on the fact the He is the Son of God. (cf. Matt. 16:18; 1 Peter 2:4-8; Eph. 2:20; Isa. 28:16) The foundation is the most fundamental part of a building, since all else is built upon it.  While it is possible to build wrongly on a good foundation, if the foundation is wrong, nothing else can be truly right.

So, like Jesus taught in the sermon on the mount (Matt. 7:24-27), let us build our house on the solid rock so we can be secure when the wind and rains come, and not upon the sand that has not stability to it and will always ultimately disappoint. 

As we sing in the old hymn: “The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord,” and a solid foundation it is.