In Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus compared hearing and doing His word to building a house on solid rock, it is not in only listening but doing the word that you will have a solid foundation.
Why is it so important to have a solid foundation? It is because only a solid foundation can help you and I weather the storms of life when they come. At the point when the storms show up, it is too late to do any work on the foundation, all you can do at that time is pray and trust God’s mercy to prevail. Every building has a sub-structure and a super-structure.
The sub-structure is what is built beneath the ground. Good builders know that that the deeper you go into the ground to lay the foundation, the more solid the foundation is and the higher the building itself can rise. Building crew often spend months at time, laying foundations for buildings and during that time it seems like there isn’t much going on at that site because the results are not yet visible.
It may seem right now like you don’t have much to show in your life for all your study and commitment to service, rest assured that the building of your life is going on beneath.
The word of God builds character on our insides that enable us to stand when the tests of life show up.
Only when our lives are solidly built on God’s word can we become a blessing to our world. We are able to love and nurture other people because we are grounded ourselves.
God wants us to have roots planted firmly in Him so that we are not tossed to and fro and are not in despair. With all the troubles going on in the world around us, we should stand with our trust firmly in God and His word.
I pray for grace and strength for you to stand firm in Jesus name.
In His Love,