…be careful how you build on Jesus, our foundation
How do you prepare your wealth to survive a disaster? Where are you safeguarding your wealth?
Do you put your wealth into “wood, hay, straw” type of quality? Well that won’t work. That “treasure” will get all burned up! You’ll end up with nothing in the end.
Do you put your wealth into “gold, silver, precious stones” type of quality? The Apostle Paul recommends that investment.
If your life’s work is based on Jesus Christ – then all of the truly quality work will survive the fire, not burn away to nothing. And you will actually have a treasure stored up in the end.
1 Corinthians 3: verses 8-15
8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own [b – wages] reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s [c – cultivated land] field, God’s building.
10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it.
But each man must be careful how he builds on it. 11 For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test [e]the quality of each man’s work.
14 If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who according to His great mercy
has caused us to be born again
to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 to obtain an inheritance
which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away,
reserved in heaven for you,
5 who are protected by the power of God
through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
– 1 Peter 1:3-5