Sand vs. Rock
24 “Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on rock.
25 The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, but it did not collapse because it had been founded on rock.
26 Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
27 The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, and it collapsed; it was utterly destroyed!”
28 Whent Jesus finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed by his teaching,
29 because he taught them like one who had authority, not like their experts in the law.
This passage of scripture reminds me of a song I sang as a child.
Don’t build your house on the sandy land. Don’t build it too near the shore. Well, it might look twice as nice but you’ll have to build it twice. So, you’ll have to build your house once more. You better build your house upon the Rock. Make a good foundation on a solid spot. Cause the storms may come and go but the peace of God you will know.
I don’t know a lot of the specifics that go into building a safe and sturdy structure but I do know that sand is not the best foundation. Sand moves. It can sink in. It can wash away. None of those sound like anything I’d want my house built on.
In the same mindset, I don’t want to go through life thinking everything is okay only to find out that my foundation for life is sand and not rock. I know 100% that God is my everything. He is my foundation for life.
Also, take into consideration, you can’t just assume what you’ve been told, or what you’ve grown up believing, is truth. You have to to dig and get the truth for yourself. Being told smething only plants the seed of either truth or falsehood. It’s up to us to do our own research. It’s up to us to stand firm in what we believe. But, how do we know what we believe without being firm in the knowledge of Jesus and what is written in the Bible? You have to know it; way down deep know it.
I want to be like the wise man who built his house on the rock. Where the storms may come full force at any time but I will still have the peace of God because I know my house is built on The Rock.
What kind of foundation do you have?