Matthew 7:24-25 – 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: 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.
The key to this Parable of the Two Builders is the foundation of this house. The house on the rock pictures a life founded on a proper relationship to Christ. A life that will stand the test of Christ’s judgment. Time and the storms of life will prove the strength of your foundation, even when it is hidden. We may be surprised when we see who has truly built upon the good foundation. Jesus drives home the importance of obedience as He closes His sermon. It is not enough to hear these sayings; we must put them into practice. The disciple who hears and does Jesus’ commands is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. His life has a solid foundation and, when it is battered by trials and difficulty, it will not fall.
In my life, I have seen hurricanes and tornadoes that have destroyed millions of homes and flood waters that have devastated peoples lives. These storms can come out of nowhere, without any warning whatsoever. So I ask you, is Jesus your sure foundation in the storms of your life? Is He the rock you stand on, when everything around you is being battered by wind and rain? How do you respond when the high waters of life come rushing in around your life? You see, the enemy can come in like a flood, he can try to blow you off course and attempt to beat on you. But you will not fall if you are standing firmly on the Rock of Jesus Christ. My challenge for you today is to stand on Him who is your solid foundation so you can assist others to do the same. Jesus is that strong tower we run to for safety when trouble, difficulty and pain life are in your life. Those of us who have Jesus as our Savior, can rest in the storms of life as He stands and proclaims to our storms “Peace be still.” Because when Jesus speaks to the wind and the waves, what follows is a “great calm.”