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?
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