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Matthew 7:24-27

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.

A person decided to build a house. He worked hard and had it up in record time. Sure, he took a few shortcuts but the house looked fantastic. He moved in and had cookouts for family and friends. Everyone enjoyed his generous hospitality. Then one night a storm rolled into town. The sun rose to show the house was demolished by the rain and wind.

A person decided to build a house. He worked hard and took his time. He focused first on the foundation and dug down deep until he hit bedrock. With the footing solid he began to build. The house looked fantastic. Family and friends enjoyed his generous hospitality. Then one night a storm rolled into town. The sun rose to show the house standing strong “because it had its foundation on the rock.”

Jesus was a carpenter but this story was not a lesson in building a house. Rather, it was instruction on building a life. The solid foundation belongs to those who hear the words of Scripture and put them into practice. Now, here’s the question. What kind of house are you building? Be honest, are you a wise or foolish builder?

Father, I know that storms will come. Help me to be a wise builder who hears Your Word and does what it says. Help me build a solid foundation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 


 

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