HOST: Michael Whitworth
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.”
Does the foundation matter? You better believe it does! A house that is built on a poorly planned or constructed foundation will not be able to survive. A marriage that is not based on a foundation of love, trust, and commitment will not last. And a life built on an unstable foundation will crumble and fall under the stress of life’s storms. At the end of all the teaching Jesus does in the Sermon on the Mount, He leaves us with one final admonition: be careful what foundation you are building your life on. The teachings of Jesus, the Word of God, provides a foundation that is firm, stable, and unshakeable. It provides an anchor point for life that allows it to withstand any storm, any hardship, any challenge, any trial. In contrast, any other foundation on which we can build our lives—this world, riches, worldly relationships, achievement—is unstable. Those foundations cannot and will not be able to withstand the storms of life. The lesson is very simple—build your life on the firm and solid foundation of Christ!
How does the Word of God provide a firm foundation for our lives?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!