More than the foundation

A house is more than the foundation.

If we have accepted Christ as the foundation of our faith we should diligently strive to add each component of our lives as carefully and thoughtfully as if we were adding it to our house.

Temples for the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are built to a high standard of construction, but that high standard can help us learn a pattern for our lives. In October of 2018 one of the church leaders responsible for assisting in that construction explains the lessons he draws from the experiences of organizing temple construction.

In April 2013 I spoke about the efforts involved in preparing every temple’s foundation to ensure that it can withstand the storms and calamities to which it will be subjected. But the foundation is just the beginning. A temple is composed of many building blocks, fitted together according to predesigned patterns. If our lives are to become the temples each of us is striving to construct as taught by the Lord (see 1 Corinthians 3:16–17), we could reasonably ask ourselves, “What building blocks should we put in place in order to make our lives beautiful, majestic, and resistant to the storms of the world?

Dean M. Davies

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