“The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” (Matthew 7:25/NIV).
These days, we hear a lot about the danger of changes in the worldwide climate. Furthermore, as you keep up with the news, you can easily learn that heavy rains, floods and exceedingly strong winds do occur.
Upon reading some of the prophecies in the New Testament concerning the end times – regardless of what school of interpretation you may follow – you can gather that great difficulties and even catastrophic events may occur. Being a Christian and living as a Christian might become more difficult in the end times.
In closing his ‘Sermon on the Mount’ (cf. Matthew 5-7) Jesus likens his listeners to men that build a house. In those days you did not pour out concrete to create a firm foundation. You had to look for a suitable spot for your house. Some would find solid grounds on a rock to build on. Others would try their best to establish a home on a sandy land.
Jesus says: “Therefore everyone who hears those words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24/NIV). Jesus was convinced that his instructions could help us to solidly build our lives. He taught that as we heed and obey his words we would be able to stand the challenges and temptations of this life.
Please pray with me:
“Lord Jesus, I come to you and I humbly pray to you. I confess, that so often in my day to day living, I am not aware of how you would have me apply biblical instructions. I may get used to some of your teachings, but I do not always understand how to put them into practice. This dullness of understanding may very well be an aspect of my sinful and depraved human nature. Thank you, that you have carried all my sins unto that cross at Golgotha! In order to live a firm, godly life, I need your forgiveness. I need you to strengthen me. I need you to guide me and to instruct me. I come to you and I give my life to you! Be thou my Lord! I put my hope on you and I rely on you! Be thou the firm rock to me and, please, guide me how I can build all of my life on this rock. Amen.”
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