MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16
“I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.”
1 John 5:13 (NLT2)
BEDROCK TRUTHS: MY ETERNITY IS ASSURED
Clingstone is a house that was built in 1905 on a peninsula in the Narraganset bay near Newport, Rhode Island. It was constructed with heavy mill type framing. It’s shingled inside and outside and was designed to withstand hurricane force winds. In 1938 a hurricane, dubbed the “Long Island Express,” roared through, but left the house atop its bedrock foundation. Today, Clingstone sits atop “Dumpling Island” –still standing, still in use, but accessible only by boat. What enabled Clingstone to withstand the Long Island Express? Integrity, structural and foundational integrity: what it was built on, and what it was built with. (Source Unknown)
We all need a solid foundation to withstand the storms of life and the test of eternity. Giving believers a solid foundation was one of John’s goals when he wrote the book of 1 John. In the message Sunday Mike discussed some of those foundational truths that every Christian can build on. One of those truths was the assurance we can have of spending eternity in heaven. This is simply because we have believed in Jesus and placed our faith in His finished work on the cross.
Have you ever built something that had foundation problems? If so, you know that anything you build on top of that bad foundation is not stable. The same thing can be said of our faith. If we build on a bad foundation our faith will be shaky. Reflect on the work you have done to build your faith. Ask God what He wants you to do next to grow your spiritual foundation.