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By Rev. Bernie Feuer 1st Assembly of God of Mt. Pleasant | May 01, 2015

Matthew 7:24-27: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell-and great was its fall.”

Jesus doesn’t pull any punches. Jesus does not say “if the rain falls” or “if the floods come” or “if the winds blow.”

He says, “And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house”. Jesus tells us straight-up that storms will come in our lives. And if you’ve walked with Christ for any length of time, you’ve observed that people who hear and do the words of Jesus have the very same issues in their lives as people who do not have Jesus.

God causes the sun to shine and the rain to fall on both the righteous and the wicked. The difference is how believers react to those storms. The difference is the foundation of that life.

Stop and think about the house or apartment that you live in. If I asked you to describe your house or apartment, you would most likely tell me about the location, the color, the design, the square footage, the size of the lot and the number of bedrooms. But you probably wouldn’t tell me about the foundation. Perhaps you don’t know anything about your foundation. Yet, it is the foundation of your house that makes all the difference.

Proverbs 24:3 -“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.”

Luke 6:48 -"The wise man dug deep and laid his foundation on the rock"

Jesus knew from a physical perspective the difference between a solid house and a shoddy one. However, this story is not just for architects, carpenters and contractors. It is for you and me.

The point is this: We are building a life and the foundation we choose is the most important feature of our life. Our life foundation must be built on the rock.

Notice, Jesus didn’t say “rocks” or a “rock”. He said “the rock”.

Most of us have insurance for our house or car, which is our way of preparing for the what if’s in life. But listen, you may be in good hands with Allstate, but you are far better off in the nail scarred hands of Jesus. Though the rains may come and the winds may blow, nothing can move you from the solid, loving hands of Jesus Christ.

 

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