I will thank the Lord with all my heart as I meet with his godly people. How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them. Psalm 111:1-2 NLT

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Crumbling Foundations

The Leaning Tower of Pisa demonstrates in a most infamous way what can happen when the foundation is inadequate. The tilt began while it was still under construction due to the ground being too soft on one side.

But I'm concerned about another type of foundation that seems to be crumbling in our society. The foundation of truth, honesty, what is right and wrong.

In our world, we can't even agree if there is a right and wrong. "It's how you feel about it," they say. Well, here's how I feel about it: if there's no right and wrong, then is that statement right--or wrong? Obviously we have a logical fallacy driving that sentiment.

But with mass murders, religious jihads, folks confused as to what gender they are, political disarray, abortions, greed, and other ugly traits squeezing the life out of our society, surely we can agree that some of our foundations are crumbling.

And that's not even touching some of the enemies of our country who would love to see us fail because of our national debt or other foreign meddling in our affairs.

King David asked in Psalm 11:3, "If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" I think we need to take note of this question for our nation, our homes, and our personal lives.

Now just so you don't think I'm all gloom-and-doom, the Bible also tells us that we who believe in Jesus Christ have been built on the foundation of apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone. That's a foundation we can count on 100%.

What do you think we can do make sure our foundations are strong?


  1. Interesting, because I got a doctorate in structural engineering, looking at the behaviour of concrete piles in earthquakes.

    The major lesson is that to withstand a seismic event, concrete foundation elements have to be allowed to yield...that is, to absorb energy through permanent deformation. If you try to make them 'strong enough' to survive undamaged, they will simply break.

    This may be a lesson for us - turning the other cheek absorbs an attacker's energy, and leaves us standing and ready to fight when he's exhausted himself.


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  3. My husband also has a degree in structural engineering. The structures still have to have a sufficient foundation to hold the building. But the point of this post was really the Bible verse.

  4. I couldn't agree more. Brilliant post!