Storm Proof

Matthew 7:24
Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken them to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Building sand castles can be a fun project while visiting the beach. The only problem is that it can be time consuming to build a nice castle that can easily fall apart. It doesn’t take much, wind, seagulls, other kids, people not watching where their going, or waves to wipe it all out. The reality is, you don’t really build something out of sand, and on sand, and expect it to last long.

The thing is, people build their lives on questionable foundations and expect it to last forever. Some build their lives on their own experience and knowledge, some build on human relationships, and even others on their success in life with material things. All those things are weak foundations for life.

Jesus had just finished His Sermon of the Mount when He gave His listeners a choice. Either follow Him and His teachings, or keep on going your own way and rely on your know-how. Following Jesus’ teaching will lead to a blessed life because it will be built on a solid foundation. No matter what storms or challenges may come, you will be able to stand strong against it. The other option is like building on sand, a weak foundation that will crumble when any storm, wind or flood comes upon it. Are you willing to allow Jesus to be your solid foundation, or have you chosen something else?

Live it out
  • What does the Holy Spirit tell you about this verse?
  • How do you live it out?

Pray about it
  • Jesus, help me to not only hear but actually follow your words in all ares of my life.
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