As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.
If you grew up in the church, you have probably heard the parable of the man who built his house on the rock and the man who built his house on the sand. Maybe you can even recall the words to that catchy tune that is based upon this parable, “The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock”?
We can often focus on the foundation of the man whose house was built on the rock. He obeys the words of Jesus and his house stays up. We often tend to ignore that this man also goes through the storm. Both of these men go through the same storm, but there is a different outcome for these men. The only difference is their foundation.
We can learn a little nugget of truth from thisparable. We learn that the Christian life isn’t about escaping the storms that come our way. The Christian life is about weathering the storms with Jesus as our foundation. Jesus never said that the man who does his words won’t have any problems in life. He says that the man who does his words will be able to make it through these problems because he has Jesus as his foundation.
What is your foundation?
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On Sunday the 20th of March during our services, we intend to highlight the BPCC Care Ministry. It will be an opportunity to learn about the many ways in which we serve those in our local community, and ways in which you can be involved.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in… Matt. 25:35