OUR Lord pointed out in Matthew 7:24-27 the contrast between persons building on the sand and on the rock. The same storm came to both because in the world the believer is promised tribulation (John 16:33), but he who heard his Lord’s words and practiced them stood the test.
In 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 we have set before us the solemn responsibility of the believer to be careful about his building. Christ is the only sure foundation, for He is the chief cornerstone (Eph. 2:20), the tried stone, the sure foundation (Isa. 28:16). But the building must not only be on the Lord but must be built by Him, for except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it (Ps. 127:1).
God works, however, through consecrated apprentices, and here Paul tells us that a man may build upon the true foundation with gold, silver and…
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