Are You A Leaning Tower of Pisa
6/10/2013

Are You A Leaning Tower of Pisa
John A. Gray

While I was still in the work-force (and working as a Project Manager) I never lost sight of the "Prime Directive" of Project Management --- "A bad beginning makes a bad ending!"

 

With the passing of each moment, the foundations that we have laid (for this mortal life and for our life eternal) become more and more unchangeable.

 

1Co 3:11-13 ASV.   (11) For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  (12)  But if any man buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble;  (13)  each man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove each man's work of what sort it is.

 

     We must struggle each day (of our lives) to make sure that our calling and election are firmly planted on the foundation of Jesus Christ.  Without the proper maintenance, we will become like the Tower of Pisa --- leaning toward a destructive fall.

 

2Pe 1:10 ASV.  Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble:

 

         Just as I learned that a bad beginning makes a bad ending for a project, I discovered that God (in His wisdom) had already given this advice to us all.

 

Psa 127:1 ASV.   "... Except Jehovah build the house, They labor in vain that build it".

 

Isa 28:16 ASV.  therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone of sure foundation: he that believeth shall not be in haste.

 

With each moment that God has graciously given to me to take another breath, I realize that I have misplaced my hopes on the uncertain riches of this world and that I need to be rich toward God.

 

Luk 12:20-21 ASV.  (20) But God said unto him, Thou foolish one, this night is thy soul required of thee; and the things which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?  (21)  So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

1Ti 6:17-19 ASV  (17) Charge them that are rich in this present world, that they be not highminded, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;  (18)  that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;  (19)  laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on the life which is life indeed.

 

Now is the time to check for foundation problems.  Is your spiritual houses built on the Rock, Jesus Christ, or are you leaning like the Tower of Pisa? 

 

2Co 4:18 ASV.  while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

 

It is never too late to take the necessary steps to establish the right foundation and "Straighten-Up" our lives.

 

Begin now!






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