The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, rises more than 2,700 feet - over half a mile tall. It has 160 floors & is twice as tall as the Empire State Building in New York City.
It is home to the world’s fastest elevator that travels at 40 miles per hour. The Burj Khalifa also hosts the world’s highest outdoor observation deck (on the 124th floor) and the world’s highest swimming pool (on the 76th floor).
But the secret to the stability of this massive building is found underground. Before construction began to rise up, workers spent a year digging & pouring the massive foundation that supports the building.
The foundation contains some 58,900 cubic yards of concrete weighing more than 110,000 tons. The building is safe because the foundation is solid.
Godly & righteous living is important as a matter of obedience, but there are also many wonderful benefits that follow as a result. When we live according to God’s principles of wisdom, we receive His blessing, but we also establish a firm foundation for our lives & our families.
Source: ‘Buildings and Structures’ - Andrew Solway (ministry127.com)
Lord Jesus said: “I will show you what everyone who comes to me, hears what I say, and obeys it is like. He is like a person who dug down to bedrock to lay the foundation of his home. When a flood came, the floodwaters pushed against that house. But the house couldn’t be washed away because it had a good foundation.” (Luke 6:47-48 GW)