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Only grace will do.

Posted by appolus on December 19, 2021

1Co 3:10  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 

In verse nine Paul tells the Corinthians that they are God’s field, they are God’s building. And so what lies at the foundation of who we are? Jesus Christ Himself. He owns the land and He owns the structures and He is the foundation. As a former builder who has built many structures and have studied many structures from history I have observed the following. Foundations were typically constructed out of what what was readily available nearby. Sometimes older structures had no foundations at all. Other times trenches were filled with small stones, sometimes large rocks. Of course most foundations today are constructed from poured concrete. Yet eternal foundations are laid in grace and formed in Christ.

We are constructed by grace, the unmerited favor of God. This is the foundation of it all. Upon everything that has any eternal value you will find this foundation, the unmerited favor of God poured out on the world that He created. He sent His only begotten Son into a chaotic world that had no coherent stability. A world wracked and moved by sin and death. And the Lord Jesus subdued this inherent instability and created order by overcoming sin and hell and death. Now His creation could rise from the ashes of rebellion and chaos. The grace of God is the instruction, the grace of God is the foundation, the grace of God is the structure. For by grace you are saved through faith and this is the gift of God. Not by our own works, lest we should boast but we are His workmanship. (Eph 2:8-10)

You dear saint, are His workmanship. No man can build you, and no man can boast in you. God always finishes what He starts. He is not like fickle man. He will finish what He has begun in you, and it is a good work. And it is for His own will and good pleasure. Remember that this day. Remember the foundation upon which you stand. Remember who the Master-builder is that is constructed you. Be confident in Him. When you see this, you will know and trust in Him that He will finish what He started in you. His is a labor of love. He sees in you what you could never see. Close your eyes for a few moments. Now open the eyes of your heart and understand the foundation upon which you stand. Let this give you the confidence to stand. In the heat of the battle, in the cool of the day your Lord came into your life and there He shall stay. For He is unmovable and those who stand upon Him shall not be moved.

2 Responses to “Only grace will do.”

  1. Hallelujah! Upon the solid Rock I stand!

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