Everyone seeks security and a firm foundation for our lives. Typically, this is pursued through wealth, job, relationships, God, or something else, but as we see today, this pursuit is a part of being human.
Israel thought they had found security in a "covenant with death", but it was shown to be futile. In contrast, God offered them a "tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation." This verse is applied to Jesus throughout the New Testament and speaks to the efficacy of what he accomplished for us. There is ultimately no other foundation that we can lay for our lives, no other person we can turn to for security, nowhere else we can look to for fulfillment except him. Everything else will fail us but Jesus never will.
The church in Galatians looked to the law, those described in Proverbs looked to food and wine, but the Bible always points them and us to God. He alone can provide a secure, firm foundation upon which to live.
Question of the day: When God is not the foundation of your life, what else do you turn to for security?
Father God, thank you that you will never fail me. Thank you that you provide a firm foundation for my life. Help me to build my life upon you rather than any of the things of this world. Thank you that you are my rock when all else is sinking sand. Amen.