Published on Friday, July 1, 2022
“The Lord is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His deeds. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.” (Psalm 145:17-18) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
We hear it said, “To succeed, you must be willing to be flexible.” There are those days that, without flexibility, we would struggle to survive. Flexibility is important. However, flexibility without a firm, constant, and consistent core foundation will lend itself to continued chaos, stress, frustration, and defeat. Individuals, marriages, families, churches, schools, businesses, and countries are in flux and falling apart as they strive to be flexible and adapt to an ever-changing world. The problem is not the lack of a willingness or desire to be flexible, but rather the absence of firm foundations upon which to be flexible. In our own bodies, the skeletal system remains firm while we experience flexibility as we move (I know, some experience more flexibility than others, and things do change as we age, but stay with me here!) Under all major structures, there must be a strong, firm foundation even while the materials above those foundations have flexibility. The soil must be prepared such that there is a firm foundation of nutrients to produce an outstanding crop.
As a people, we need a firm foundation too. Not what the world offers, constantly changing depending upon the agenda of the day, but rather a foundation that has not, is not, and will not ever change… Jesus Christ.
Author: Mark Knapp, Beck's Chaplain
Categories: CropTalk, 2022