Monday, 18th October, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby" (1 Peter 2:2 KJV)
Everything that would stand and endure needs a good, rock-solid foundation. Therefore, every Christian must have the right foundation of the Word of God and doctrine of Christ. It begins with a ravenous appetite for the pure, unadulterated Word of God. Nothing but God’s Word guarantees your spiritual growth.
The Scriptures emphasize growing unto perfection, starting with ensuring you understand the fundamentals. Luke reports how the Apostle Paul used The School of Tyrannus to debate and teach, presenting the Word of God on a daily basis to the new Christians for a space of two years (Acts 19:1-10).
Paul had different categories of people who were at different stages of learning, but he ensured they all had the right spiritual foundation. After the foundations, however, it’s important to move to the higher class, the more advanced teachings: “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit” (Hebrews 6:1-3).
All of these help to lay a good and solid foundation upon which a successful and fulfilling Christian life and ministry can be built.
The words of Jesus about having a solid foundation for your life is an important food for thought; meditate on it always. He said, “…everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash” (Matthew 7:24-27 NIV).
"Dear Father, I’m fully committed to you and to the Word of your grace, which is able to build me up and help me walk in, and enjoy, my rightful inheritance in Christ. I’m built on a rock-solid foundation in the Word, and growing through the Word and the Spirit. I’m transformed from glory to glory and positioned to fulfil your destiny and plan for my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
1 Corinthians 3:2; Hebrews 5:12–14
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Thessalonians 3:1-18 & Jeremiah 3-4
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 6:30-40 & 2 Kings 4