Faith of a Father

"Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised; – Hebrews 10:23

Ephesians 2:19-22

Leave a comment

As we continue to read in Ephesians chapter 2 verses 19-22, Paul is telling the Christians in Ephesus that as gentile Christians, they were fellowcitizens with the Jewish Christians and they were “family” in the house of God. I am reminded that just as I would reach out and extend help to a family member (by blood) in need, so to should I reach out and help (spiritual) family members in need.
In Matthew 25:31-40 Jesus tells how because some gave strangers food, drink, clothing and a place to lay their head, they did it unto Christ. While it is only a small amount and we should do more, I am glad that our family, in various ways, supports fellow Christians around the world on a monthly basis. It is, in a small way helping family that we have never met and we are doing it as unto Christ. One day, when we get to heaven, we will find out how our small gifts blessed and encouraged others around the world.
In verses 20-22, Paul tells us that the household of God is built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets and that Christ is the cornerstone. The apostles and prophets were used by God to deliver His doctrines which is critical to our faith, but Christ is the cornerstone, the anchor-point, the reference and standard that all of Christianity is based on. Just as the cornerstone is this reference point, everything we say and do as believers should always be referenced back to Christ to ensure that the church, that all believers in Christ fit and work together in the right manner.
With Christ being the cornerstone, it amazes me that so many people and churches can name the name of Christ yet there foundation is built on a religious figure or a doctrine contrary to Christ and His word. Their foundation is built on sinking sand. In the end their entire building will fall and become rubble. This is why I believe it to be so important that we teach our children God’s Word and that it is the first and final authority for everyday life.

Advertisements

Author: faithofafather

A father of 5 children, my goal is to be an encouragement and blessing to others as we walk through this life living the Christian faith rearing our children for the glory of God.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s