Firm Foundation

today's reading.
Matthew 7:24-27    "Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock...
Matthew 7:24

think about it.
What does Jesus say is necessary to be like the wise man (7:24)? What are the results (7:25)? What happens to those who ignore Jesus' words (7:26-27)? What is your foundation? Which is harder for you -- to hear or to obey?

the blog.
I can't read Matthew 7:24-27 without thinking of this song I loved to sing in Sunday School that talked about the rains coming down, the floods coming up and what happened to the houses built on the sand and the rock. (Do you remember that song?)

Jesus tells us here in Matthew that if we listen to and follow His words that we are like that wise man who built his house on the rock. In other words, Jesus is telling us that He is the rock--and He should be our foundation. And when that's the case, we can withstand whatever comes our way.

So what's your foundation look like today? How do we make sure we're keeping it in good shape--solid, strong, airtight? Tami W.

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