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01/03/2017

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What Is Your Life? A Life Of Building


"Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is Your life?" (Jas.4:14) "By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds..." (1 Cor.3:10).

In the 3rd chapter of 1st Corinthians, the apostle Paul is very succinct about the divisions in the church that were caused by jealously and quarreling. He had to get them back to their roots in order to solve the problem(s), so he reminded them of this: "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow..." (Vs.6), Apollos watered, as he worked with the new Christians in the church that Paul had got going, but Paul was quick to point this out... "For we are all God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building... (Vs. 9). We could stop here and the point would be made, but Paul knew the real importance of this teaching, so he went on... As we look at today's verse, we see the crux of Paul's message. Our building must be built on a foolproof foundation. I spent several years at Harding University, (college then) and each day I walked by the Bible Building. Inscribed on it was this verse: (KJV) "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Christ Jesus." (Vs.11). Since our life is a period of building, we must conscientiously build on the rock that is Jesus Christ. With our foundation firmly in place, our building must reflect Christ's teachings each and every day. We are told that our building will be tested.... "If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or straw, his work will be tested for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward..." (Vs.12-14). Finally, Paul reminds us that our building (body) is God's temple, and God's Spirit lives within us. (Vs.16). Our life is one of constant growth because we are building on Jesus' foundation. This building is always being looked at, and folks should see that we built it the right way...

Have a great day.... Do good and give God the credit.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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