Checking Your Foundation
Matt. 7:24-27; Luke 11:28; Luke 21:33
Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 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. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew, and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.
He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Several years ago Ginger and I were looking into buying another home when the market had changed so drastically. During that time, there were large homes on the market for small homes. The only problem was that our house was worth less than what we had paid for it and we presently owed. Basically, that shot us clear out of a buying mode, just like many of you. However, I'll never forget in the heat of the emotion of getting excited about even the dream of buying a new home, we began to look at different homes in our area. We found one. It was beautiful. On the outside, it was spacious. It had all the rooms we needed. It was a house which we could use to entertain. Our house presently is not large enough to have any group in. And we thought, "Wow, this house, we could entertain and invite large groups of people in." And, besides, it was in a prime location and it was at a rock bottom price, located in a prestigious neighborhood, we thought "Yes, this must be it." Securing a realtor, we walked inside the house and to our amazement, we understood by the first look why it was so cheap. Though the market had fallen, there was something that had fallen as well. Walking inside of the entry hall, we not ...
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