Sinking Sand

sinking sandWe shall draw our text from Matthew 7:                                       7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:                                                   7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.  7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:                                                7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Our text is a common one.  Many that are not familiar with the Bible are familiar with this story.  A man can either build his house on a rock or the sand.  When the storms begin to rage, which will stand and which will fall?

In the verses preceding our text Jesus discusses those that build on outwards professions and works and when the storms of life come, they don’t satisfy and won’t give stability and confidence.

The foolish are like religious folks that build their houses on unstable foundations.

I have stood out in the surf and with the currents and waves it is impossible to stand for very long in one place.  The sand erodes under your feet and you have to make constant adjustments and reposition yourself.  That is the way of religion or foolish builders.  When the storms of life comes those that are religious have to make constant adjustments according to the times and societies.  That is, because of their faulty foundation they are not stable.  These are the ways of the foolish and their houses will eventually fall.

When a wise man builds, he builds on Jesus Christ (The Rock).  He then will have peace and stability so when the storms of life come, he won’t have to make constant adjustments and reposition himself. He will produce the right kind of fruit, and with that comes peace and confidence.

So now you have a choice. Do you want to be a wise man or a foolish man?

By the way, Jesus doesn’t know foolish people.  Does He Know You?

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