Proverbs 12: Where’s Your Foundation?
I think that deep down we all want to have some kind of foundation. We want to know that we are standing on something that is worth standing on. Proverbs 11 tells us something about finding our base in the foundation from where we want to live our lives.
Pro 12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
Basically, if you are basing your life on wickedness, you’re not going to be established. You are going to have a hard time having the kind of philosophy that you need to make good decisions in your life.
Alternately, if you base your life on righteousness, you will then have something that adds value to your life. You will have something that you can use to evaluate the other aspects of your life.
Obviously, since we are reading the Bible, we are talking about rooting our faith and our lifestyle in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the One who is righteous, and He is the One who came to earth to die as a sacrifice.
His teaching is what we need to be putting our faith in. If we are basing our lives on anything else, then the Bible doesn’t have good news for us. It tells us that we are simply going to have to deal with instability. When times get tough, we’re not going to be able to stand firm because we do not have a proper footing.
Jesus had something very similar to say about this.
Mat 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Mat 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Mat 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
Mat 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
I know it is not always popular to have a commitment to a particular belief system. I know that the world wants to affirm that there are many truths that all lead to same place. The Bible does not provide for that. If you want to stand in truth, then you need to stand and be rooted in Jesus Christ.