Though invisible, foundation is the most important part of any structure. Any person, who lays his structure on a wrong foundation, sows seed for a fatal disgrace that will manifest sooner or later. How many times have we been horrified by the news of a structure that crumbled and claimed many lives because it was built on a wrong foundation? Yet we continue to jeopardize our lives and that of our children by laying our successes, lives, and marriages on erroneous pillars.
The word FOUNDATION appears most frequently in the literal sense in connection with the construction of buildings or cities but it also refers to the building of our lives, successes, marriages, children and so on.
To prove the determining nature of foundation, the Lord metaphorically used it in the gospel. He said: “I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” Luke 6:47-49.
So, even the Lord Jesus confirmed that beauty should not be our primary concern in building but foundation. We should always ask: Is what I am building stand the test of time?
From the Lord’s exhortation we can draw the following amazing advantages of a good foundation:
1- A good foundation spares eventual disgrace
2- It spares us future expenditures
3- It helps us preserve the lives of others
4- It helps us save time, because continuous restarting is serious waste of time
5- It dignifies us
Do you have other advantages of a good foundation? Then fell free to add.
You cannot built a great building on a wrong foundation and the higher is your structure going to be, the deeper the foundation. So, because we gather knowledge mostly by reading, below is a list of good books that I recommend in case you want to lay a good foundation for anything.
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