Monday, October 11, 2021

Are You Building a Solid Foundation?


By Andrea Merrell

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.  

Matthew 7:24-25 TPT


I grew up singing about it in Sunday school, the wise man who built his house on a rock, while the foolish man built his on sand.

We all know which one withstood the storms and remained standing, but I never thought much about it until many years later.

Our log home was constructed on a rock-solid foundation. So rocky, in fact, that we had a hard time digging out for the basement. The problem came when our chimney was built on loosely compacted backfill. Nothing solid about it. Over time, the structure pulled away from the house as it sunk into the unstable ground. It eventually had to be torn down—before it fell down.

Jesus used the parable of the wise and foolish as an example of how we should build the foundation of our lives with Him as the cornerstone. Then we’re told by Paul:

Your lives have been built up together upon the foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, and best of all, you are connected to the Head Cornerstone of the building, the Anointed One, Jesus Christ himself! (Ephesians 2:20 TPT)

The storms of life will come. Is your life built on a rock-solid foundation?


(Photo courtesy of and Stuart Miles.)



When the storms of life come, is your life built on a rock-solid foundation? via @AndreaMerrell (Click to tweet.)

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