Jesus is the Only Foundation That Cannot Be Shaken

In our obsession with the world and what it has to offer, we lose sight of Christ. How to Start Paying Off DEBT (2).png

The common objection to the claim of scripture:

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7

This is a bold statement. The peace “of God”. Think about the peace that God has. Eternally content, happy, and joy-filled. The human mind cannot understand it. Not only the simple mind, but the elite thinkers and philosophers cannot and will not understand it. This peace is beyond all understanding.

Then comes promise: “…will guard your hearts…” it is not simply a vague “some of you can have peace”. If we are growing in our love for Jesus, peace is sure to follow.

Peace will also guard our minds. How is this possible?

When we place our hope and peace in something finite, there is always a chance of loss. For instance if our hope is money in the bank, then the moment we have less than our “peace standard” we lose our peace. If our hope is in another human being, we will inevitably lose that hope when they either leave us or die. It’s a morbid thought, but simply put, everything in this world is finite. Everything will end.

Some will claim that they have lived there whole lives in peace, what makes a Christian’s peace different? We lay hold of a foundation that can never be broken. Throughout our whole lives, we never have to worry about losing out on God’s love for us. We will always be His. In five years, ten years, 50 years, He will hold us fast to Him.

You can certainly place a pseudo-peace on money, recognition, you name it. But in the back of your mind, though there’s a chance you won’t lose them, there is certainly chance that you will. That gnawing reminder of your own fallibility and idolatry will never create the lasting peace that comes from the only sure foundation. In Christ alone.

The Worldview Of Pantheism

Pantheism is a worldview not many of us are familiar with, though it’s more prevalent in today’s culture then we may troad-815297_1920hink.

Pantheism is basically the belief that “everything” in the universe is god, or a manifestation of him. So when we hear about people saying god is “in nature” or god is “everything” that is pantheism.

Growing up, the town i lived in had many such pantheists. Coming from a hometown of less than 1000 people, the country setting added to the worldview definition of some people. I heard things about god being “in all of us” and god being nature and it’s general vibe.

So what does the Bible have to say about this? A lot! Christ came as a man, meaning He literally walked this earth. “The word became flesh and dwelt among us”.

God isn’t “in the trees” or “in everything”. God did in fact create the universe, but He’s a person. One God in three persons, father, son and spirit.

Some verses to read up on:

John 1:14

John 10:30

Romans 5:5

Ephesians 4:4-6