A FIRM FOUNDATION
Psalm 40:1-5 “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.”
The Scene: Picture of a Holy Bible, Scripture, God’s Holy Word.
The Gospel and Good News– As we read Psalm 40 we can begin to understand the Holy Bible is like a strong cornerstone, a rock upon which we can build up the inner man spiritually; then we are able to help others grow in this grace.
God’s Word is true, never changing, always on time (a now Word), trust worthy.
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Isaiah 28:16 ” So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.’ ”
Jesus Christ is our cornerstone and the creator of the Word. For we are told by Jesus that if we build our lives on His Word, He is quick to make us fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household.
John 1:1-2 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.”
1 Thessalonians 1:4-5a “For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.”
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