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Fire Test

1Corinthians 3:12-13

“Now if any man builds upon the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood hay straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is revealed with fire; and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work.”  NASB

Wow! I do not know about you, but I can say with absolute conviction that I clearly understand what the Blessed Holy Spirit was communicating in these verses through Saint Paul because I have confirmation from the Word of King Y’shua Messiah as quoted in the Gospel of Saint Luke chapter six, verse forty-eight, where King Y’shua Messiah tells all His followers that unless your foundation is laid upon the Rock, your house will not survive the flood. Therefore, no matter how much wealth we have, or how smart we are, or how much work we do; unless our foundation is secured on the Rock, we will collapse.

Even though your foundation gives way God will be there to help you get out of the hole that is left of your life and will be with you assisting as you put your life on the Rock. No matter how long it takes or how many times you fail to secure your foundation to the Rock God will always be waiting for you with open arms willing to assist. In fact, just two verses beyond the thirteenth, one can read even though your house will burn down, you will be saved. However, though you are saved you will be scarred, according to the verse. And it is that “scaring” that is the true consequence of actions or omissions that are outside the realm of God’s ideal place for each of us.

It has been discovered that human beings are naturally inclined to believe in the importance of punishment, as if at birth we are ready to accept that there will be consequences from decisions we make. It is that acceptance that allows us to be mislead into thinking that God is waiting for us to foul-up so He can bring down an ax upon our necks. However, the reality of God’s punishment is that He has designed our conscience in such a way that the act or omission is sufficient to engulf our mind with guilt which we spend enormous amounts of time and energy trying to dismiss. In other words, we tend to punish ourselves; although there are times when we really cross a line that by design can put quite a scar on our life that tends to act like baggage we carry for maybe a life time.

In the end what matters far more than luck, prosperity, physical prowess, nationality, or intellect, is how deep inside you does your Faith come from. If it is superficial it will not last, but if it comes from somewhere so deep, deep inside that nothing is more important and nothing could ever sever it from you, then it is the kind of Faith that has moved mountains, raised the dead, loved enemies, and it will live forever.

“And what that ultimately means, of course, is that you don’t ever have to do anything sensational for people to love you. When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed. So in all that you do, in all of your life, I wish you the strength and the grace to make those choices which will allow you and your neighbor to become the best of whoever you are.” -Fred McFeely Rogers at the 2002 Dartmouth commencement

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