Theme: BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION
Text: “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.” – 1 Corinthians 3:10.
Comment: All who place themselves under the protection of God Almighty in His visible Organisation on earth will not fold their hands and do nothing. They must do righteousness and support the Kingdom work willingly, honestly and steadfastly until the end for their blessing and salvation by God’s grace and power. Continuing the text for today, St. Paul added “Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” (1 Corinthians 3:10-15) As St. Paul said, it is only the works which measure up to God’s standards that will get any reward. Gold, silver and precious stones can withstand fire but not wood, hay and stubble (grass).
It is those who are “doers of the work” (James 1:25), who firmly believe in Jesus Christ, and are steadfast in his service, that will be protected and saved from the tempests and storms that will sweep away the wilfully wicked ones from the earth. – Matthew 7:24-27