October 19, 2022

A Biblical Foundation

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“The foundation that has already been laid is Jesus Christ, and no one can lay down any other foundation.” – 1 Corinthians 3:11 NCV

A signer of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Rush achieved widespread respect, though his influence was hampered for a time by a disagreement with George Washington. Yet Rush gained the trust of many leaders and was appointed by President John Adams as treasurer of the US Mint.

A student of the Bible, Rush lobbied tirelessly for biblical values. In 1788, he wrote, “I never read a chapter in the Bible without seeing something in it I never saw before.” Some opposed biblical Christianity, but he stressed to President Adams that the Bible “is the only correct map of the human heart that ever has been published.” Christianity must be the only foundation for a country: “Without this, there can be no virtue, and without virtue, there can be no liberty.”

Rush never apologized for his faith: “My only hope of salvation is in the infinite, transcendent love of God manifested to the world by the death of His Son upon the cross. Nothing but His blood will wash away my sins.”

Today, we are in a cultural and spiritual war. Many try to silence Christians and eliminate Christianity from society. Benjamin Rush would remind us that our only hope as believers is a commitment to God’s Word and a bold stand for Christ and Christian principles.

Don’t be silent or compromise your convictions. Stand on God’s Word. Live according to His principles, and be passionate about sharing your faith.

Reflection Question: Are you building the foundation of your life solely on the Bible?

Dear Lord Jesus, I declare that You are my Lord. I will follow You. Help me remember that Your Word is my ultimate authority. In Your name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 3