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Luke 6:46 And why call me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Luke 6:47 Every one that comes unto me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like:
Luke 6:48 he is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation upon the rock: and when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it: because it had been well built.
Luke 6:49 But he that hears, and does not, is like a man that built a house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the stream broke, and straightway it fell in; and the ruin of that house was great.
In this parable, Jesus spoke about someone who build his house on the sand and another man who built his house on the rock. The house on the sand had no foundation so when the bad weather came in, it blew away, whilst the house on the rock stood firm, and though the storm grew worse the house stood still because of its firm foundation.
For any building to be built, it first needs a foundation for it to stand up. This is why you sometimes see workers taking ages to make any progress, when working on a new building, and for months and months it looks like nothing is happening and no progress has been made. Then, suddenly, the building is finished. This is because the foundation is the main part of the work, once it’s in place, the building can progress quickly and once it’s finished it will stand.
In our Christian walk, Jesus is our rock – our firm foundation. As we put our faith in him, we know that he is working for us behind the scenes even if we cannot see anything happening in the here and now. God works all things out for good, for those who love him and keep his commandments (Romans 8).
This world is unstable. The economy can crash, savings get swallowed up, pensions can fail, relationships fall apart, we can lose our jobs, our health, but our God remains constant because Jesus is our solid Rock. He is our strong tower, our fortress, our strength, and He always remains present with us even when everything else breaks apart, He will never leave us. (Deuteronomy 31:6. Hebrews 13:5)
- In a world of chaos, our God is with us.
- Through the storms of life, He is with us.
- Through sickness, He is with us.
- Throughout everything that life throws at us, He is with us.
Be encouraged! Our God is with us.
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