What is the foundation of your life? What is your time and money invested in? Is it invested in something worthy? Something that will last?
In I Corinthians 3, the apostle Paul talked about the work of building a church. He said the foundation is Jesus Christ. Then he added that those who build it may use a variety of materials – gold, silver, haw, straw etc…- Then Paul said that on judgment day fire would reveal what kind of work each builder had done. If the work survives, the builder will receive a reward.
So let’s use that analogy on our lives. What is the foundation of your life? Have you trusted Christ as your Savior? If not, Jesus is not the foundation of your life. But if you have, Jesus is your foundation and there is not another foundation that is better.
Ok so if Christ is your foundation what type of materials are you using? Are you using wood, hay and stubble? Those things are symbolic of what we are doing with our lives.
Hay and stubble is used to feed animals but beyond that, doesn’t have much worth. But, we can do the same if we aren’t careful.
Think about where your time and money goes. Are you investing in something worthy? When we stand before the Lord what will our lives reveal? Will we hear the Lord say, “Well done, good and faithful servant?” Or will the fire destroy our works?
Invest your life in building the kingdom of God. Invest your life in helping people. Invest your life in helping children and encouraging others. Those things are worthy of our time and financial investment.