1 Corinthians 3:11
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
When the immense stone piers of the East River bridge were begun, some years ago, the builders did not attempt to manufacture a foundation. They simply dug down through the mud and sand, and found the solid bed rock, which the Almighty Creator had laid thousands of years ago. It is a wretched mistake to suppose that you need to construct a foundation. "Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." Your own merits, however, cemented by good resolutions, will no more answer for a solid base than would a cartload of bricks as the substratum of yonder stupendous bridge. God has provided for you a corner-stone already.
(T. L. Cuyler, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.