In His famous “Sermon on the Mount” Jesus tells his followers several things that will change the paradigm/outlook of their culture. After telling the crowd that if they truly know God, they will bear fruit, He ends the sermon with an analogy…
“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.”
This past weekend, someone pointed something out to me that I hadn’t really chewed on before. Jesus said a wise man builds his house on the rock, and then the storm comes. Then He says a foolish man builds his house on sand, and then the storm comes. Whether you’re wise or foolish, the storm will come. Life isn’t going to be easy all the time; Jesus guarantees it. So, my question for you is, are you a wise person that is building your house on the rock (which is Jesus by the way), or are you a foolish person that is building your house on the sand (which is anything but Jesus)?
Take some time today to really look at how you live your daily life. What are your priorities? What do you spend your money on? Are you generous with it, no matter how much you make? What do you spend the majority of your time doing? What are most of your conversations about? Do your non-Christian friends know that your a Christian because you tell them that you are? Or do they know because you act like one? What are you building your life on? It’s important to look at this stuff, so that you can get your priorities straight before the storm comes. Stand firm in the foundation of Jesus and His Word.
Author: Whitney Elliott