Build on a Solid Foundation
“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.”Matthew 7:24-25
If we hear the Word and obey the Word, we are secure in Christ, and the Lord will nothing snatch us of his Hands. 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. (Matthew 7:26-27) These verses emphasize not only hearing the Word but obeying the Word.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (James 1:22) What good is the Word to us if we don’t live by the Word? The Word is the language of God, and its purpose is to mold us to the mind and heart of Jesus, and this can only happen by obeying the Word. We can memorize the whole Bible, but we live out of our hearts. The Word goes from the mind to the heart as we obey the Word.
We build on a Solid Foundation when our minds are governed by the Spirit. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) The mind governed by the flesh is building a house on the sand, while the mind governed by the Spirit is building a house on the rock. When the end comes the house built on the sand will crash, while the house built on the rock will not fall.
When are house is built on the rock, the world cannot make in fall, and we are secure and have we have overcome the world. Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4) Our life is secure because it is built on Christ, and we live by the Word.
Today live by the Word, guided by the Spirit being a light for Christ. Be patience with everyone and reflect God’s love and compassion.
Prayer: Lord help me to built my house on the rock, by guiding me through the Spirit to be a light in this dark world. In Jesus name, Amen