Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Christ our Foundation . . .

1 Corinthians 3:10-17 NLT

[10] Because of God’s grace to me, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder. Now others are building on it. But whoever is building on this foundation must be very careful.

[11] For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ.

[12] Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw.

[13] But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value.

[14] If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward.

[15] But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames.

[16] Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?

[17] God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

Reflection . . .

Christ Jesus is our Foundation !

We are God’s temple because Jesus dwells in us! He is our foundation and He is the one who makes us holy — He makes us right before God!

We build on that foundation who is Jesus Christ! We can use any number of things to strengthen that foundation in our lives (verse 12). Let’s focus on the good, strong quality things that improve our relationship with God and others, not on things that have little to no lasting value. What kind of things are we talking about? Here are some things that will work to strengthen the foundation we have in Christ:

  • Praise & Worship of God through Jesus Christ
  • Reading, Studying and learning God’s Word
  • Sharing with others what God has done in your life
  • Being in fellowship with other believers – it’s not easy, but we need each other!