The foundation of any building is crucial for its long term use. If the builder builds upon shaky ground, the foundation is going to shift, and the building will crack. If it is built on solid footing, that building will last for decades. When our faith is built with Jesus as our foundation, we are able to weather anything this world throws at us. Make sure you are built upon the true foundation.
1 Corinthians 3:10-11
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.”
Lay the Foundation
Paul was a missionary. He went and preached the Gospel where no one had ever gone. He started with the Jews in the synagogue first, and after they kicked him out, he went to the Gentiles. He laid the foundation for many of the churches in the first century. He was a skilled master builder and was okay with other building upon his foundation as long as they took care to build upon Jesus.
Discern What is Unrighteous
Corinth was unlike any other place mentioned in the New Testament. It was an important shipping port between major cities on the Mediterranean. Money flowed through this town, which made it a prime place for slimy salespeople and itinerant preachers looking to make a buck. Many of these people were all about themselves and could care less about Jesus, let alone Paul. He wanted the people in Corinth to be able to discern who was righteous.
Built Upon a True Foundation
Is your faith built upon the true foundation of Jesus Christ? When the earth shakes, and the storms blow, what remains? Is it a faith that stands the test of time, or does it resemble the wreckage of a category five storm? We build our lives on Jesus by filling our hearts with His Word, putting our trust in Him, and being led by the Holy Spirit.