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The Word of God Our Firm Foundation

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Proverbs 10:25 NKJV
25 When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.
Proverbs 10:25 NIV
25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.

1. When Crisis comes, many Christians are too immersed in the world.

Matthew 7:24–27 NIV
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

The wise build on Rock… Spiritual Foundations or the Word of God

2. Some need to move their home to a different location.

The Great Commandment

Mark 12:28–34 NIV
28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” 32 “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. 33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34 When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.

Key to Great Faith: Get spirit, soul and body in agreement with the Word of God.

In constructing your life & laying a proper foundation, You have to …

1. Love the Lord.

Jesus - If you love me you will keep my commandments.

Isaiah 1:18–19 NIV
18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;

In constructing your life & laying a proper foundation, You have to …

2. Love the Lord with all your heart.

Jeremiah - The heart of man is desperately wicked, who can know it?
Proverbs 4:23 NLT
23 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Matthew 12:34 NLT
34 You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.

In constructing your life & laying a proper foundation, You have to …

3. Love God with all your will. (soul)

Joshua - Choose you this day whom you will serve.
Mark 11:22–24 NIV
22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

In constructing your life & laying a proper foundation, You have to …

4. Love the Lord with all of your Mind.

2 Corinthians 10:4–5 NIV84
4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

We are to cast down all thoughts that are not faithfilled.

Proverbs 3:13–17 NLT
13 Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. 14 For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold. 15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. 16 She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left. 17 She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying.
2 Timothy 2:15 NLT
15 Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.

In constructing your life & laying a proper foundation, You have to …

5. Love God with all your strength.

Galatians 5:6 NIV
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
James 2:22 NIV
22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.

Seek daily to be filled with the Holy Spirit

Life is not waiting for the storm to pass, but learning how to dance in the rain.”
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