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Proverbs 10:25

“When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation.”

Every year, our congregation commits to reading through the One Year Bible in the new year. Many reach this goal, and some give up mid-way. Others wonder if it is worth the effort. The answer is yes!

Consistent Bible reading builds truth upon truth, forming an unmovable foundation. Where I live, we experience jarring earthquakes, not whirlwinds. I’ve seen the devastation of poorly constructed or nonexistent foundations. Now, apply this spiritually. People erroneously believe devotional time isn’t a big deal. They say to themselves, “I’ll get to it later.” But later never comes. Then one day their world is rocked.

The foundation you lay of God’s Word will not buckle under pressure because it’s eternally relevant. We often see ancient life as somehow less complicated than it is now, but when I read my Bible, I see men and women just like us. They faced the same problems, hurts, temptations, and ultimately, the same choices you and I encounter today. When Scripture addresses our real-life issues, Solomon’s statement, “There is nothing new under the sun” shows itself truer than ever. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible answers the ups and downs of life.

It is a fact that quakes and storms will come, but the righteous have an age-abiding foundation. Read and apply God’s truth daily, and your foundation will be just like it—solid, strong, and able to withstand times of testing. In this coming year, may you go deep so that you can build high.

Awaiting His Return,

– Pastor Jack

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