“As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When the flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.”
1 Corinthians 3:10b-11
“But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
“But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.”
Lord of all, you are the immovable God who moves with mercy towards us.
Anchor us deeply into the rock of Christ. May we build sheltering places upon the granite of your grace to house the dislodged prodigal.
In the sure name of Christ we pray, the foundation we fix upon and the cornerstone that brings us to life.
Listen to ‘How Firm a Foundation’ (track 9) by Enfield