At the executor’s request, I visited a New England farmhouse that had been home to an heirless couple. I noticed how the structure leaned in one particular direction on its foundation. I was amazed that the interior was filled with junk stuffed in boxes spread apart widely enough to form a maze through the various rooms. Below the couple’s routine path, I could see through the wood floor to the foundation underneath.
The executor shared that an unfathomable discovery inside this home had generated a plethora of publicity. One million dollars worth of gold bars had been hidden in the house’s foundation. Additionally, in their barn, they had stockpiled thirty rusted antique and classic cars worth millions of dollars in their dilapidated state. The wealthy couple had lived like misers since the Great Depression, in fear of another economic collapse.
These powerful images caused me to reflect. With money rather than wisdom as our foundations, we build insecure lives tilted with crooked priorities as our framework, failing to recognize the warning offered in Scripture: “But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work? (1 Corinthians 3:10-13).
On what foundation have you built your life? Perhaps today is the day that you invite the Restorer to become your foundation and renovate your world.
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Episode 45: House of Leadership
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