1 Corinthians 3:11 - A Solid Foundation Like No Other.

1 Corinthians 3:11 (NLT) For no one can lay 
any foundation other than the one we already 
have - Jesus Christ.  


   If you have a home, you have to do 
repairs periodically. Im not allowed to repair 
anything in my home, because Im the opposite of 
Mr. Fix It. Im Mr. Make It Worse. So, if 
something has broken and I go to the hardware store, 
it will end up worse than it was to start 
   Repairs are necessary for a home, because 
things happen. Maybe it needs new paint, you have 
to reroof, or your air conditioning unit breaks 
down. Youre usually in the process of 
repairing, refurbishing, and sometimes redecorating a 
home. Youre in the process of constantly 
maintaining it. 
   In 1 Corinthians the apostle Paul wrote, 
According to the grace of God which was given to me, 
as a wise master builder I have laid the 
foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one 
take heed how he builds on it (3:10 NKJV). 
   The word that Paul used for build 
speaks of a continuous action. The idea is that we 
should constantly build. Paul also said, For we 
are Gods fellow workers; you are Gods 
field, you are Gods building  For no other 
foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, 
which is Jesus Christ (3:9, 11 NKJV). 
   This is the foundation you should build 
your marriage on. This is the foundation you 
should build your career and your ministry on. In 
fact, this is the foundation you should build 
everything on. 
   God gives us the blueprint, which is the 
Word of God. He gives us a foundation, which is a 
relationship with Him. He also gives us the resources to 
build with, which is the power of the Holy Spirit 
in our lives. 
   We build our lives on the foundation of 
Jesus Christ, but we also want to keep building 
ourselves up spiritually. [Every Day with Jesus by 
Greg Laurie] 


Choosing the Right Building Material
   Believers build their lives on the Rock 
of Ages: Jesus Christ. Every motive, every 
deed, and every word is material for our spiritual 
house. The apostle Paul warned followers to 
construct with care because on the day of judgment, 
fire will test the quality of each persons 
work. This refers not to a literal fire but to the 
purifying presence of Jesus Christ. 
   When I stand in the Saviors perfectly 
holy and just presence, all the wood, hay, and 
stubble in my life will disappear. Good things done 
with wrong motives will vanish along with secret 
sins and bad attitudes. Only what has been done 
and said in Jesus name remains. And the 
moment the chaff is gone, we will see that God is 
right - those things didnt fit the life of His 
   On hearing this explanation, someone 
usually says, All that matters is that I get into 
heaven. But that attitude is shortsighted because 
the judgment of believers is about rewards. In 
the parable of the unrighteous steward, Jesus 
explained the basic concept to His disciples: He 
who is faithful in a very little thing is 
faithful also in much (Luke 16:10). Our time on 
earth is the beginning of an eternity serving and 
rejoicing in the Lord. God will reward us with 
heavenly responsibility according to our faithfulness 
   Wise people plan for the future (Prov. 
27:12). I want to receive as much of Gods 
goodness as He offers, so I am determined to build 
with top-quality, enduring materials. The 
privilege of serving is only the beginning of the 
rewards. In heaven, Gods generosity will be even 
more abundantly unleashed. [In Touch Daily 
Devotional by Charles Stanley at www.intouch.org] 

Finishing Well
   One of the great doctrines of 
Christianity is our belief in a heavenly home. 
Ultimately, we shall spend eternity with God in the 
place He has prepared for us. And part of that 
exciting anticipation is His promise to reward His 
servants for a job well done. 
   Most rewards are received in heaven, not 
on earth. God reserves special honor for that 
day when "each man's work will become evident" 
and "he shall receive a reward" (1 Cor. 
   All rewards are based on quality, not 
quantity. God's eye is always on motive. 
   No reward that is postponed will be 
forgotten. When that day in eternity dawns, no act of 
serving others - be it well-known or unknown to 
others - will be forgotten. 
   Someone once counted all the promises in 
the Bible and came up with an amazing figure of 
almost 7500. Among that large number are some 
specific promises servants can claim today. 
   When we did what was right, with the 
right motive, but received no credit, no 
acknowledgment, not even a "thank you"  we have God's 
promise that "we shall reap." 
   When any servant has served and given and 
sacrificed and then willingly stepped aside for God to 
receive the glory, our heavenly Father promises he 
will receive back. 
   And then there are the eternal rewards. 
Some of them are referred to as "crowns" that are 
being set aside for God's servants. The Bible 
speaks of at least five crowns: 
   	The imperishable crown (1 Cor. 
9:24"27), awarded to those believers who consistently 
bring the flesh under the Holy Spirit's control. 
   	The crown of exultation (Phil. 4:1; 1 
Thess. 2:19"20), distributed to those servants 
who are faithful to declare the gospel. 
   	The crown of righteousness (2 Tim. 
4:7"8), awarded to those who live each day with 
eternity's values in view. 
   	The crown of life (James 1:12), 
promised to those who endure trials, loving the 
Savior all the way. 
   	The crown of glory (1 Pet. 5:1"4), 
promised to those who faithfully "shepherd the 
   What a scene! All God's servants before 
His throne. They are bowing in worship, having 
cast all crowns before their Lord in adoration 
and praise, ascribing worth and honor to the 
only One deserving of praise - the Lord God! 
   God alone is perfectly and consistently 
just. We forget; God remembers. We see an action; 
God sees a motive. This qualifies Him as the 
best recordkeeper and judge. 
   We see an action; God sees a motive. This 
qualifies Him as the best recordkeeper and judge. 
[Chuck Swindoll www.insight.org.] 


1 Corinthians 3:11 - A Solid Foundation Like 
No Other. 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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