Ever since I came to Christ, I was instructed not to despise small beginnings and the essentials of things for by them proceeds necessary establishment of all great things.

Furthermore, it yields humbleness in us that always acknowledges that our lives stands on a foundation called Jesus Christ which is the foundation and perfecter of our faith.

To despise foundation, it is the same as disregarding the Lord Jesus Christ.

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  –1 Corinthians 3:11 KJV

For ignoring what establish all things, it can create all sorts of level of pride, and God detests pride.

For instance, when we take the time bestowed to us on earth for granted and perceive it only as a routine of life or convincing ourselves that we are masters of time, we sin greatly.
Apostle James touched on the matter by writing the following:

 ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.  For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings:  all such rejoicing is evil. James 4:13-16 KJV

Now such rejoicing is evil for life is to be perceived as a gift from God, not as if it’s in our right to live to do this or that. (Job 1:21)

Now he who receives a gift hasn’t necessarily made himself worthy of the gift, but the gift is given out of love (Romans 5:8)

But he who receives a reward is undoubtedly made himself worthy of the reward. (Matthew 24:13)

So you see how the calling is a gift from God but to be saved is a reward given by God according to His Judgement and will. And it’s impossible to receive a reward from God unless the gift is first given. And our hope in all of this is to submit ourselves to the Holy Spirit.

It’s essential therefore to cease from being forgetful about the fundamental things that establish the godly life lived through Christ.

Moreover, if the foundation which was and still is used to establish all things is destroyed then whatever we have built on that foundation will collapse altogether.

Jesus gave us an illustration by one of His many parables:

“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.” Matthew 7:24-27

So you see, the wise and the foolish isn’t characterized by the ability to build, but by choice of their foundation and the stability of what they have built. In other words, the durability of what we built is restricted by the foundation we build on, which is often overlooked and ignored.

I hope this short exhortation was comprehensive and helpful.

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