Be careful how you build!
Scripture reading for August 27th: Isaiah 23-25, 1st Corinthians 3
Key Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 3:10-13 “According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw–each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.”
Paul used the example of our spiritual life as a building. As a preacher of the Gospel, he laid a foundation–Jesus Christ as Lord. Each person who received Christ is building on that foundation. Believers must be careful and thoughtful about what materials they are using. The attitudes and actions that we use day by day contribute to the building. Each person’s building –spiritual house– will be tested by fire on the Day of Christ at the judgment seat of Christ. Some works will not pass through the fire. Others done in obedience to Christ will result in reward. The believer will be saved but as through the fire.
Faith confession and prayer: I believe the Church’s One Foundation is Jesus Christ the Lord. Help me Lord, as I live on earth as a believer to be careful how I build my life by obeying Your Word and living by the Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 25:9 “It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, that He might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for Him; let us be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”