For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
For it is God which worketh in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure. Philippians 2:13.
Thus we are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord; for a habitation of God through the Spirit. Ephesians 2:20-22.
The believer’s faith foundation
Jesus asked His disciples: But whom say ye that I am? Peter answered: Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 16:15-17.
Therefore, without a special revelation humans can not attain to a knowledge of the Divine.
It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? Job 11:8.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.
But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1 Corinthians 2:9, 10.
All this is not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; 1 Corinthians 2:11.
Paul continues in 1 Corinthians, chapter 3 on the subject of worldly wisdom:
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 1 Corinthians 3:18.
And they that shall be of Thee shall build the old waste places: Thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and Thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
1 Peter 2:6
Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
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Furthermore, Christ founded His church upon the living Rock – Himself – His own body, broken and bruised for our sake. Against the church built upon this foundation, the gates of hell shall not prevail.
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Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God; 1 John 3:1.
At the cross, Christ ransoms His people with His own blood.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
By our faith we:
- are justified and have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
- have access into this grace wherein we stand
- rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1, 2.
This hope we have from experience as being patient in tribulations, according to Paul.
Moreover, this hope is true for the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Christ is the treasure of all wisdom and knowledge. He is the Son of God and the Son of man. In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Therefore, today as it was in Paul’s time, no one should
- beguile us with enticing words
- spoil us through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world and not of Christ.
Why Wait Longer?
Learn to trust in God’s love and His power to save and restore His moral image in you.
The Spirit of God is pleading with you to seek for those things that alone can give you peace and rest – the grace of Christ and the joy of holiness.
Give to Christ your guilt and fear today. He can satisfy the craving of your heart. Believe the Son of God.
His hand is stretched out still. Why wait longer?
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