BUILDING ON THE ROCK

(Matthew 7:24-27) New International Version

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

The picture is pretty clear.  In a storm, a house without a solid foundation is going to get knocked down.

Everyone is building their life on some kind of foundation.  There are only two choices: you either build on a solid and deep foundation or you build on a shallow and weak foundation.

Reflection:

A life built on a firm foundation of faith will survive trials and tests. Just like when a building is set on a good foundation.

The more we know and love the Lord, the more stable and reliable our faith and even in hard  times (Storms) it will hold firm.

It is not enough to KNOW about God. It is not enough to know what God wants you to do.  It is not enough to know how to apply His word . . . . if we are going to build on a solid foundation we must actually DO what God wants us to do.

It is the same with building isn’t it?  You can know how to put up a straight wall,  what the proper weight wire is for your particular wiring job, how deep a foundation should go, how far apart the studs or supports should be placed . . .but knowing isn’t worth anything if you don’t act on what you know. You can know what it takes to save another person’s life, but that information is useless if you don’t use that information when someone is in distress.

Prayer:

I pray the Lord that He guide us and make us hungry of Him until his coming.

That we can get a stronger foundation in him to grow spiritually, knowing that then we will be able to build strong foundation for everything else we need.

In the name of Christ Jesus I ask, AMEN!