The Leaning Tower of You
Workers laid the foundation for one of Italy’s most famous structures in 1173, a tower designed to stand next to a cathedral. During construction, however, they discovered the soil was softer than previously thought, and the tower began to sink. Today the top of that tower is nearly thirteen feet off center. People come from around the world to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and scientists travel to Pisa yearly to measure its slow descent. They calculate that at its current rate of decline, and without taking any countermeasures, it will one day collapse.
Nothing is more important in construction work than making sure you have the foundation right. If you don’t get that correct, then nothing else will matter. Nothing else you do will last long enough to make any difference.
Smart and successful Christians build their lives on the right foundation. Scripture makes it clear that the only foundation possible for a sound spiritual life is Jesus Christ. If you are building your life on the right foundation, which is Jesus Christ, then you’re also regularly getting into the Word. Only that foundation will stand the test of time. Build your life on the foundation of Jesus Christ, as you learn of Him in Scripture and stand straight and tall as the years pass.