Matthew 7:24-25 “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a
wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded
the house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.” ~CSB
Jesus' Words set us up for spiritual success! The Bible shows us that He says, “Love God. Love your
neighbor as yourself. Forgive others who have wronged you. Love your enemies. Ask God for forgiveness of your sins.” Jesus is the Messiah and was given the authority to forgive. This is the foundation for us to stay focused on.
Jesus is telling His believers that our 'house' is our spiritual being. When we believe in the words of Christ, we act on it. We move on it. When we do this, our spiritual being becomes strong. This is
important as we live our lives daily.
With this spiritual strength, we can be prepared for the negative in people, in situations, in trials, and in tragedy, that may come at us in any moment. The words of Christ fuel us with a spirit of the ‘big picture’. Knowing why Christ died for us. Knowing that we now are graphed in as God’s children. Allowing us to be inheritors of all the promises of God.
The belief in this big picture is the ‘rock’ in the text above. With this in our hearts, the “…rain can fall,
the rivers can rise, and the wind can blow…” but we will be able to weather any storm knowing that
Jesus has the power to give us strength and guide us to the point of peace.
So, let’s be the best ‘hearer’ we can be, so that we can be the best ‘doer’ of his Word. In that very action, we will not collapse, because our foundation in God’s word, is solid as a rock!
May God continue to bless and keep you as you continue in Jesus’ name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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