Hebrews 11:10 [Abraham] was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Imagine someone set out to build a brand new home. They dream about it, lay out plans, and work out every detail. They hire a contractor to pour the foundation, and that contractor follows the plans and lays the perfect foundation. Then they hire a builder to take it over from there…and that builder shows up with his own ideas and his own plan…doesn’t even look at the foundation, or only gives it a quick glance…and then proceeds to just start building with little or no regard given to the foundation…what is that house going to look like?
Jesus commissioned us to build His church, he laid the foundation and gave us the blueprint. Every new year is a fresh chance for us to examine our foundations and make sure that we’re building our lives, and our church well in line with the incredible foundation Jesus gave us.