Saturday, April 12, 2014

1 Corinthians 3:11

1 Corinthians 3:11 - For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

“For we are God’s fellow workers,” Paul says as he explains our role in the body of Christ. We all have a job to do. God has called us to work with Him. Our end goal is the same. Paul talks about how we are all working toward the same end, but we all have a different part in the “building” process. He said that he, by the grace of God, laid the foundation, then someone else is building on it. So they are working for the same outcome, but they each have their own unique role in the process.
Paul is using the example of constructing a building, but however you want to look at it we are all working toward the same goal. We are working toward that day when we will be brought into the glory of God and we want to take as many people with us as possible.
While here on earth we want to see others come into the Kingdom of God and join us as fellow builders. “But each one should be careful how he builds,” Paul warns us. Do not work on your own. Work according to what Christ has already done. Any foundation laid, other than Christ, will not hold up. It will fail.
Jesus is the only foundation. He is the truth we stand on and the embodiment of all we preach. No matter what stage of the “building” process you come in on you are working with the same foundation. If it has not been laid yet (the unsaved), we start with that; laying the foundation of Christ. For those who already know Him, we build on the foundation with the Truth of the Word of God. It is time to join together in our quest and unify as workers with a common goal. Let’s work as one as we expand the kingdom of God.

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