A good foundation holds up the walls of our house.
We must dig deep to find a good footing. The shakier the soil, the deeper our footing, and the deeper our footing, the longer our house will stand.
Gordon B. Hinkley, the 15th president of the Latter Day Saints, said:
“You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you’re going to have a strong superstructure.”
Lilly Singh, Canadian YouTuber, said:
“You need a really solid foundation of friends and family to keep you where you need to be.”
Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player, said:
“Building a solid foundation in the early years of a child’s life will not only help him or her reach their full potential but will also result in better societies as a whole.”
These may be secular quotes, but they encapsulate the message we read in the Word of God.
Matthew 18:15 says our family foundations are vital to our success with one another.
“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.”
Let’s sum up our quotes.
In our first quote, Hinkley says weak foundations are a waste of our time.
Second, Singh says our foundation needs to be built of friends and family.
Third, Djokovic says a good foundation will help us blossom into productive adults.
Our final quote in Matthew says we can fix broken foundations with love, kindheartedness, and soft words.
We need to be firmly grounded. Our friends and family do that for us. We are stronger as a team. Our church family is our bulwark against the world. Our foundation runs deeper when we link arm in arm.
Matthew says we can rebuild that which was lost. It’s worth our time and effort, because we are better together.
Let’s choose to walk side by side with those who are faithful to the Lord.
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