“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

1 Corinthians 3:11

In 1992, Hurricane Andrew destroyed thousands of homes in South Florida. Yet in an area where the wreckage looked like a war zone, one house remained standing, still firmly anchored to its foundation.

When a reporter asked the homeowner why his house had not been blown away, he replied, “I built this house myself. I also built it according to the Florida state building code. When the code called for 2 x 6 roof trusses, I used 2 x 6 roof trusses. I was told that a house built according to code could withstand a hurricane and it did.”

Jesus talked about the importance of building our lives on a solid foundation. He said that the person who obeys His Word is like “a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matt. 7:24). If we build according to His code of obedience, we will not be swept away when crises hit with hurricane-like force. The tempests of temptation and the storms of suffering will not be able to sweep us off a solid foundation of faith and obedience. Adversity may come, yet because we have built according to the code of the unshakable Rock, Jesus Christ, we can emerge with our character strengthened.

Jesus Christ is the foundation personally considered as God-man and Mediator, on which the church and every believer is built; “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” He is the foundation of the covenant of grace, and of eternal salva- tion; He is the foundation of the faith and hope, peace, joy, and the comfort of all the saints; He is the foundation of the building of God, that house not made with hands eternal in the heav- ens, that city which has foundations who’s builder and maker is God and He is the foundation of the doctrine of incarnation; for He is “Emmanuel, God with us.”

Are we building our lives according to Jesus’ code? The storms of our life prove the strength of our anchor.

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