Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Builder Part 3 (Luke 6:49)

But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great." (Luke 6:49 NASB)

In the previous section, we saw that the person who was obedient to Christ was like one who built a house on solid rock. No matter what came, the house could withstand it. That is exactly how our lives should be. So solidly built on the truth of God that we can withstand anything life brings our way. 

Today, we see the life of one who has heard truth but not acted accordingly. That person is like a man who built a house on shifting sand, without any foundation at all. The house may be big and grand. It may look exactly like the house on rock. There is one vital difference however. The foundation. There is no anchor for a foundation-less house, and, when storms come and winds blow, the house cannot withstand it.  Our lives have much the same problem. We must have a solid foundation to which we can hold in times of trouble. There must be something in our lives that gives meaning, direction, purpose. 

What is that "something" to which your life is anchored? Will it withstand the storms of life? Jesus said there was only one way to build a house, or a life, that could withstand anything.  The foundation must be build on something solid and immovable. For our lives, that "immovable" is Christ alone.  How firmly are you anchored to Him?

Pray today that our loved ones would recognize the destruction in the lives of those without Christ and choose the Solid Rock of Christ for their lives. Pray too that our lives would mirror Christ to them. 
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