If you grew up in church, you’ve probably heard the song, The wise man built his house upon the rock, The wise man built his house upon the rock, The wise man built his house upon the rock, And the rain came tumbling down….
I sang this song many times as a young child, and then I taught it to my children, and now I sing it with my grandchildren.
It’s a song, I sang as a child, but I didn’t understand the full meaning. As an adult, I understand that building my house on a strong foundation means building my life on Jesus Christ.
We find these verses in scripture (Matt.7:24-27), Everyone who hears my teaching and applies it to his life can be compared to a wise man who built his house on an unshakable foundation.
When the rains fell, and the flood came, with fierce winds beating upon his house, it stood firm because of its strong foundation.
But everyone who hears my teaching and does not apply it to his life can be compared to a foolish man who built his house on sand.
When it rained and rained, and the flood came, with wind and waves beating upon his house, it collapsed and was swept away.
What I know is this, life is hard, troubles will come, but Jesus is my HOPE, He is my strong foundation. Without Him, I would be lost.
Pat Barrett says, “If I’ve learned anything, it’s that life rarely behaves with our plans. And, it’s usually in the uncertainty, and in the not knowing and in the trials that reveals what we’ve been standing on the whole time.”
So I guess my question for you today is, “What is your life built on?” Do you have a strong foundation (Jesus) or have you built your house on the sand? It’s never too late to run to Jesus.
Have a blessed Sunday!
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