Thought For Today - September 9 - What Did Jesus Sau About Building Our House ?
Thought For Today - September 9 - What Did Jesus Say About Building Our House ?
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Thought For Today - September 9
What did Jesus say about building our house?
If a house is to withstand all the storms and natural disasters that may come upon it , it must have a solid foundation, otherwise, it will crumble and fall with the slightest wind of adversity.
A wise builder will dig down deep into the earth until he comes to the bedrock upon which he can begin to build. Likewise, unless our spiritual lives are firmly fixed upon a solid foundation, we will fall into ruin and despair when the winds blow and the hardships come into our lives. A wise person will seek to build his spiritual life and house upon the solid rock. The foolish person will build his spiritual life and his house on shifting sand, and when the floods come he will be swept away.
There is one solid rock for all ages and all people upon which we are advised to begin building our house. That rock is Jesus Christ, he is the solid rock. When we take heed to the word of God and pay close attention to the teaching of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, and with his help follow his instructions for our lives, we are building our house upon him, and as the psalmist has said: "He is my rock and my fortress." "Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." Psalm 127: 1.
Unbelievers who will not acknowledge the authority of the Word of God have no spiritual rock upon which they can build their lives and houses. Consequently, when trouble comes, they fall into ruin because they have built their house upon the sand.
Jesus said: "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. and every one that heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them not shall be likened unto a foolish man which built his house upon the sand, and the rain descended, and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house and it fell: and great was the fall of it." Matthew 7: 24-27.