The most important part of a house is its foundation. Jesus used this foundation as an illustration about a wise and foolish man. Jesus told us that if a man builds his house on sand that the storms of life will cause a great crash. He used the opposite picture to teach that a house built on a rock will stand during the storms of life. The prophet Isaiah knew the same thing. He wrote, “Therefore thus saith the LORD GOD, ‘Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation; he that believeth shall not make haste” (Isaiah 28:16).
What an incredible verse! Notice that phrase, “a sure foundation” … that is exactly what Jesus Christ is for we who have placed our faith in Him. We are living in a world where it seems that many of the things we thought would never change have shown signs of drastic change. What a blessing to know the Rock that is “sure.” Consider Jesus Christ and the descriptions the Old Testament prophet Isaiah gave Him.
Isaiah called Him the “foundation, a stone.” There is no other name given among men where you ought to build your life. Jesus Christ is a foundation that you can trust to remain the same in a changing world.
Isaiah called Him the “tried stone.” Jesus Christ was tested often by other men when He was on the earth. Each time it was obvious that He was far above any of them. He is the One you can trust to be sure for you in this unsure world.
Isaiah called Him the “precious corner stone.” The stone that the rest of the building is built upon is called the corner stone. Jesus Christ is the only stone that would have been totally accepted by our holy God. There is no other religious leader that has walked on the earth who could be accepted by God other than Jesus Christ. He is the only One that could claim the title of the Corner stone.
Isaiah called Him the “sure foundation.” Almost in repetition, but with the addition of the word, “sure,” we are told that Jesus Christ will be a foundation despite the storms that might beat upon our lives. Don’t try to endure the tests life sends you way with your own wisdom. Trust this sure Rock that Isaiah told us would be coming for us. Praise God for the Savior we serve today!