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Psalm 11:3 asks what the righteous can do if the foundations are destroyed? Verses 1-2 describe the wicked as shooting at the righteous, but shooting in the dark. These ideas complement each other quite well. Imagine being under fire by someone who can't see you. You might be shot. It could be highly dangerous. Now imagine being under fire by someone who can't see you, while you are inside a fortified place, behind a solid rock wall. The archer who can't see you will never be able to hit you. You have shelter which the weapons can't penetrate. Chances of injury are minimal.
These foundations, the solid rock wall, are the walls of God's holy temple, where he lives.The only way the enemy can launch an effective attack against God's people is by destroying God's temple, knocking down God's throne, disrupting him where he is seated. In short, God is not going to let it happen.
The foundation of the Church is Christ, the Rock of salvation, who has revealed God's will in these last days. It is the salvation by grace through faith, recognizing that he has purchased that salvation through his blood, upon which we stand. My simple question, then, is this. Why do Christians so often try to destroy the foundation? Why do we neglect our salvation? Why do we consider the truth of Scripture and the understanding of salvation as it has always been held as if it is unimportant? This should never be so. We destroy the foundation upon which we are built in Christ. There's no excuse for this.
As we live out the Christian life, then, we commit to building our lives on the foundation of Jesus. He is the solid rock upon which we stand. There is none other.
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