We now know that the foundation of our faith is determined by who or what we believe….where we put our trust enough to live it. What foundation are you living on? Are you building your life on sand or on a Rock (Matthew 7: 24-27). When the storms come, will you save yourself or depend on man to save you through human efforts and organizations? Are you standing strong or blowing along with every wind of doctrine? (Ephesians 4:14) Or are you really built on the Rock and staying inside the cleft of the Rock? (Song of Solomon 2:14) Are you really covered? (Psalm 17:8, Psalm 36:7, Psalm 57:1, Psalm 63:7, Psalm 91:4) What is your foundation? How can we be sure we are standing on what is the real truth?
The atheist foundation is “there is no god, so man is god”; therefore “self” is on the throne and rules. The religious foundation is that there is a god who I need to please to be saved; so I need to follow those “rules” or “laws” and hopefully be saved by my good works. I imagine an agnostic foundation is “I do not know if there is a god, so I better be good just in case, but ultimately I will do what I determine is good”. These are all built on the foundation that I am basically good and can earn my salvation by my works…I am on the throne of my life. It is all up to “me”.
It really comes down to who is “king” in your life…who is on the throne of your heart and mind. This is where the true Christian worldview differs. I have a corrupted nature and cannot save myself. I need a Savior and new Lord/King! If we could save ourselves, then there would have been no reason for Father God to send His Son to suffer and die for us! We need to change our love and allegiance from “self” or other humans to making our love and allegiance to Jesus!
If in your daily life, “self” or some other god (idol or person) is your leader, lord, and king; then you are not living in faith in the true Christian worldview. The One True God says His highest commandment is to have no other gods before Him (Exodus 20:3)…including self. Jesus said the primary command is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength….and the second is to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-40)….no “self” or selfishness or anything else should come first in these foundation instructions. We are to deny “self”, take up our cross and follow Jesus (Matthew 16:24).
So, what foundation are you living on? Are you a Christian only by religion (philosophy and works) or a true Christian on the Rock foundation with a relationship and living by faith in Him?