Last week we saw how the way of the righteous is characterised by devotion to The Lord & His Word.
Jesus also teaches & instructs us about the importance of building our lives upon the Word of God.
He contrasts wise & foolish builders: one building on rock & the other on sand.
Only the house on solid foundations of rock endured the storms of life.
We are to be those who build on the solid foundation of God & His Word.
That will be our theme for this TFD series. How secure are our foundations?
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” Matthew 7:24-27 NKJV
Jesus makes it clear that to live wisely we need to hear, heed & apply His words.
He is the One who is speaking the true & accurate Word & words of the Lord.
When we follow His instructions we are building on solid rock for a sure & certain foundation.
The storms of life will come & only a strong house on solid foundations will survive.
A life founded on the solid rock that is Christ our Lord & Saviour. SELAH
There is a contrast made here between the wise & the foolish builder.
Both are building houses, likely with similar or even the same materials.
These houses are serious investments & are intended to last, providing shelter & security.
The choice of the foundation is the crucial difference. Solid rock or shifting sand!!
The strength of the foundation is the key to the enduring success of each house.
Many hear the Jesus’ teachings but only those who do them (rightly & wisely apply them) build on the rocky foundation.
These are the lives that will endure the inevitable storms of this life. SELAH
As so often in life it comes down to wise & godly choices. Hearing, following & obeying Jesus.
It is then a matter of consistently applying His instructions through diligence, dedication & attention to detail. SELAH
Build your life upon the solid rock that is Jesus Christ. Build well & build wisely.
Hear, heed & rightly apply His words to your live. Hallelujah!!!
- How attentive am I to hear, heed & apply the Word of God in my life?
- In what ways am I applying the Word of God to my life & family right now?
- Meditate upon what makes for a solid foundation in the Christian life.
A song related to this theme:
Thank you that You are my Rock,
Steadfast, unchanging, faithful & fully reliable at all times.
Jesus thank you that You alone are my sure & certain foundation,
You are the solid rock upon which my hope is founded & on which I stand,
Holy Spirit keep me fully attentive to the Word of God,
Hearing , heeding & rightly applying it in my life.
This I ask in the mighty Name of Jesus.
Written by Gareth Jones