Paul said our faith should be “built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone” (Ephesians 2:20).
We each have a sobering responsibility to pore over the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15), to see if we are truly living as God’s people (Ephesians 4:1).
We build the foundation of our faith on the rock of Jesus, so we can withstand the forces of sin.
” Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall” (Matthew 7:24-27).
We must have the courage to examine our doctrines and be certain they are Biblical, so as to please God. False doctrines have no transformative power, in that it does not elevate us into the arms of God (Romans 12:1-2). Rather, it drags us down into the displeasure of our Lord (Galatians 1:7-9).
We must beware what we teach because it DOES carry a heavy price (John 12:48) on our souls and those of the world (Matthew 28:18-20). Build carefully by the Lord’ building codes.