Luke 6: A Solid Foundation
Although we have all heard the story of building a solid foundation in Luke 6 many times, I think it is important to look at because it emphasizes the importance of a biblical worldview.
Luk 6:47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
Luk 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
Luk 6:49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
The foundation makes a difference. If you start with the right foundation, the house is going to stand. On the contrary, another house may be beautiful and it may be right on the beach, but if it doesn’t have that solid foundation, that beauty is going to fall apart.
That is a biblical worldview is all about. It is about beginning from our bedrock truths taught by Jesus Christ as pointed out in verse 47. If we begin to base our lives on what Jesus Christ taught, we are going to be grounded and strong.
Once we have that foundation of understanding who Jesus Christ is and what that means for our lives and how we ought to live, then we begin building the house. We began adding on cosmological arguments, teleological arguments, arguments from morality and so many other things to begin making the house even bigger. The foundation is still the most important part, but there are other parts of the house, and in this illustration, that can be apologetic arguments, theological truths or other more advanced concepts.
Without the foundation, all of these great arguments and teachings fall apart, but it does not mean they cannot be useful.
Beginning with the foundation will never lead us in the wrong direction. When we are challenged, we will not waver. I think that is what we want.