Setting a Firm Foundation

A Firm Foundation – Setting the Culture of Red Truck Men

Building something great that will stand the test of time is no easy task. Flip through any history book or business journal and all will attest that organizational or individual success is a hard fought process requiring a tremendous amount of sweat, tears, energy and equity. Fame, success and glory often come with struggle, toil, and failure. Steve Jobs once said “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” As Red Truck Men begins to take form, it is our desire to put in the work and patiently follow a process in order for the Lord to build something great through us.

In Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus reminds us of the importance of carefully heeding His Word and in doing so, giving proper attention to building the correct way.

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

Building a home, business, client base, family or travel baseball team requires careful attention to the foundation. If a marriage begins with a footing of selfishness, the relationship is subject to collapse. Launch a business with faulty accounting and it’s prone to fail. Quite possibly the most important part of the process is a healthy start.

In November, 1620 before setting foot onto Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a covenant was penned aboard the Mayflower known to this day as the Mayflower Compact.

“Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, King James of England, France and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini, 1620.”

Over 400 years, a foundation was laid; giving glory to God, ascribing virtue to God’s commands and value to God’s Word. In a similar spirit, we seek to build a firm foundation for Red Truck Men on God’s Word and God’s character.