While looking to purchase real estate, my husband was adamant about inspecting the foundation of each home. It quickly became evident which homes had been built on shaky foundations and which ones had not.
Luke writes the following parable (a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson):
“But why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like the man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.” 6:46-49
John MacArthur writes in his footnotes (Matthew 7:24-27), “The house represents a religious life; the rain represents divine judgment. Only the one built on the foundation of obedience to God’s Word stands, which calls for repentance, rejection of salvation by works, and trust in God’s grace to save through His merciful provision.”
“Father God, please help me to continue to build my life on Your Foundation. Your Word is my daily Companion and Guide. Help me to read it, know it and apply it daily to my life. Amen.”