A FIRM FOUNDATION
(NKJV): John 15:17 – “These things I command you, that ye love one another”.
(CEV): John 15:17 – “So I command you to love each other”.
In Luke 6:47-48, Jesus said:
“Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.”
That’s probably a familiar scripture to you. But today I want you to do something new with it. I want you to put it together with what Jesus said in John 15:17:
These things I command you, that ye love one another.
Love. That one word sums up all Jesus said for us to do. If you’ll build your life on it, even the most violent storms of this world will be unable to shake you. It will make you solid in every area of your life.
If you’ll build your family on love, you can win back those the devil has stolen from you. You can win them to Jesus with the love of God.
If you’ll build your business on love, you’ll prosper beyond your wildest dreams. I had a friend who did that. He went into a television and radio business in his church. He wanted to buy a station from a Jewish man, and he offered such a good price for it that the owner was stunned. “Why would you offer me such a wonderful price?” asked the Jewish owner. “Because the Word of God says that if I bless you, God will bless me. So, I’m going to see to it that you get the better part of this deal,” answered my friend.
Before it was all over, that Jewish station owner had made Jesus Lord of His life. He and my friend ended up prospering and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ together on the radio.
When love rules, prosperity can flow!
Commit to living the life of love today. Commit to building your house upon the rock. Then when the storms of life begin to blow–at home, at work, or in any situation–you can enjoy the solid security of knowing that love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:8-13