For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have–Jesus Christ. Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials–gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. —1 Corinthians 3:11-13
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is slowly leaning more and more. Scientists travel yearly to measure the slow descent. They report that the 179-foot tower moves about a twentieth of an inch every year, and is now 17 feet out of plumb. In fact, if it hadn’t been for counterweights installed, bells removed from the tower, and safety cables harnessed, most believe it would have fallen years ago.
Significantly, the word pisa in Italian actually means “marshy land,” an interesting thing to consider when you think about the fact that the foundation of the tower is only 10 feet deep. It’s no wonder, then, that the building is living on borrowed time.
When a foundation is shallow, the building will collapse. And what’s true in architecture is also true in our spiritual lives. When we have a shallow spiritual foundation that doesn’t dig deep into the ground, our spirituality will waiver – faltering when hard times hit.
If you want to have a faith that’s unshakeable, build your life’s foundation on the person of Jesus Christ. Because while the world may shift and sway, our spiritual foundation can remain strong when we make Jesus Christ the basis of everything we do!
Pray and ask God to help you make Jesus central in every aspect of your life.
Questions for thought
Think of a time when your spiritual foundation was tested. How did it hold up?
How might your life look differently if you built everything on the rock-solid foundation of Jesus Christ?