November 08, 2016

The Quality of Each Man’s Work

By all reports Obama, the Clintons and even the Bush family, are worried that a Trump administration will tear down all that they have built during their terms in office. These politicians are more concerned about what they perceive to be their legacy than they are about letting a future president build on the foundation of America. Paul warns believers about building on a foundation other than Christ, “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames” (1 Cor 3:11-15 NIV).

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Steve Corey said...


-----I Corinthians 3:11-15 is another scripture indicative of the individual relationships we have with the Lord. But man is a jealous creature. He loves being followed. He loves seeing others live by his definitions. And he especially loves the wealth and comfort such loyalty makes available. If God looked for us to approach Him as a mindless organism of lackeys, then the fire would test “their work”. But each of us builds on the foundation according to what we know and understand, therefore the fire tests each man’s work separately. And if our efforts are concerted, then let them be so by chosen teamwork, not by lording it over one another unto forced teamwork.
-----Draining the swamp is to destroy the power structure of overlords. I suppose people will balk at my calling Obama, Hillary, Reid, etc. overlords. But by countless regulations of numerous bureaucracies our lives are controlled down ever tighter and tighter channels for effecting other people’s wills. And we haven’t reached the end of what their “utopia” has in store. The closer they get to unfettered power, the more they lash out at “non-believers”. Recall the few examples made of bakeries in the past year and a half. It wasn’t good enough that the non-believers simply held their peace, but bullies went searching to make these bakeries into demonstrations of who’s in power. They didn’t care that lives were ruined. Forcing the bakeries to serve them just for the rhetorical power of it was their intent. If a cake was all they wanted, they had plenty of willing bakeries to supply it.
-----Our lives are so laced with regulations now that none of us can live a day without breaking a law. This makes the overlords very happy. Anyone who becomes problematic to their agenda has broken some law such that they can be scooped off the street. All the overlords need to do is meticulously watch. Like NSA. As the overlord government bloats its way into everyone’s lives (ObamaCare) we become more and more forced by regulation to build this or that aspect of theirs on the foundation, unless we are objectors. Then we get scrutinized to the last jot and tiddle for any PC forbidden word we may have said or for whether we even so much as tapped another man’s foot in the bathroom, like what was at the bottom of the horrific, devastating Sen. Larry Craig “scandal”.
-----There was a reason why this country’s founders limited government. There was a reason our social system was based on personal freedom. We each know what is best for ourselves because we each live our own lives. Therefore, the best choices are made by the self. The best work is done around what interests the self. And the best love is done in the community most proximate to the self. All of this is for the simple reason that the best understanding is of what directly effects the self. That’s good enough for politics. Setting your self to be about the Lord and His definitions fireproofs what you build on the foundation, not setting yourself to be about some overlord's definitions.

Love you all,
Steve Corey