Wisdom's Corner
Build on the Foundation

Have you ever watched as a building was being built? Did you see the workers clear the area where the building was going to be located? Did you see them make the area level? Did you see them dig a trench for the foundation? Did you see them pour the concrete for the foundation of the building?

The building needs a good foundation so that the building will not slide or move on the dirt under it. A good foundation is always built first. Then the building can be built.

But what if the workers just stopped after making the foundation? Would there be any building? No. There would just be a level area with some concrete. While some things could be done on a concrete foundation, a person would not be safe from a storm by sitting on a foundation. A person could not come in from the cold if there was only a foundation. And what if the workers started building another foundation on top of the old one? That would not help anyone either.

It is important to continue to build, and not stop with a foundation or build foundation upon foundation. In New Testament times God had to tell some Hebrew Christians to not stop with the foundation. He wanted them to build Christ's house, the church, on the foundation.

"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God" Hebrews 6:1.

The same principle holds for us today. We cannot stop with learning just the simple things. We must continue to build on our foundation and build a beautiful Christian life. And we must build up the church each and every day. The church is where we find safety from the storms of life. It is where we can find warmth from the coldness of sin in the world.

Keep studying the Bible so you will know how to build on the foundation. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you. Until next time, keep getting the wisdom of God.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School