Keep in mind is that Jesus Christ is the foundation. So anyone who truly desires to live the Christian life, shall build upon him. Not anyone or anything else.
Question: How do I build “on” Jesus? What does this look like?
Great question. Consider these 4 points as a beginning:
a. Keeping God’s word is the most defining characteristic that separates us as disciples of Christ from the rest of the world.
b. The extent and consistency by which we keep his word. We should allow it to live within us, and to produce intimacy of relationship with him. This actually shows our love for him. God’s favor is poured upon us as we live like this as well.
c. As we keep and obey his word, he opens our eyes to see and to know him through his nature and ways.
d. Abiding life with the Father and Son is the result of keeping his word as they establish their home within us. We become living temples!
God’s word and his Spirit always work together. Psalm 33:6 says, “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.” Genesis 1: 2-3 says, “…….and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
As God’s Word and Spirit are united at work in our everyday lives his creative flow and power is fully demonstrated in our thoughts, feelings & actions. If we ever try to separate Word and Spirit, then we miss God’s will.