“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” Matthew 7:24-27
I’m more and more convinced that our lives need to be built upon God’s unchanging word. Doesn’t it seem like the world around us is always moving, it’s always shifting and always changing?
When our kids were very young I taught them the multiplication table. I did it because I wanted them to learn that there are very few things in this world that you can always count on. Please excuse the pun, get it—count on? You see math isn’t open to new views, opposing theories or the winds of change. It’s always the same—two times two always equals four, eight times eight always equals sixty-four, you can bank on it. Did you know that you can bank on God, and His word even more, because He never ever changes. Storms will come and go, but God will never ever change.
In the above text Jesus describes two types of people. He calls one of them wise, and the other foolish. The wise man builds his life upon God and His word, the rock. The foolish chooses to build his life upon the circumstances of life, the sand. When the storms came only one house stood the test. One house weathered the storm, while the other was crushed by the very same conditions. You see the same storm come to both the wise and the foolish, but success or failure depends on what we build our lives upon.
Chances are you may be facing a storm or two right now. Storms happen to the best of us. So I just want to remind you that you can weather every storm if you’ll keep your eyes on the One who never changes.
Remember the promise in Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus IS the same yesterday, today and forever.”
Listen God loves you, He’s got your back, He’s there to help. So don’t give up, don’t quit, don’t run, don’t throw in the towel. You can make it, you can stand on His promises. His word will never fail. Your house will stand in Jesus’ Name.