Our scripture this morning is Matthew 7:24-27.
Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.
Jesus tells us that following His teaching is the way to build a solid life. Our savior, the master teacher, explains eternal concepts in human terms. His illustrations use common things that we can understand, like houses and rain and floods.
Being grounded in His word and His love gives us stability in an often shaky world. No matter what we encounter, we can keep our spiritual balance through the wisdom He shares with us. Nothing can overturn the word of God, and we ignore it at our peril.
Hearing and obeying Him gives us a firm foundation. The old hymn says “on Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand”. When we stand with Jesus, our hope of salvation is assured.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of Your son. Help us to be Your people, strong in faith and ready to share Your love with the world. Amen.