Warning: Uneven Ground
Before buying a house, many people hire a relator. The realtor helps them find a house that matches their needs. I can remember the day when my wife and I first looked at the house that we would buy. Different things about the house reminded me of Christ.
There we were, walking up to the house, and I could not but help noticing the two concrete steps that led up to the front door. The steps and the small area where you stand just before the door were sunk down into the ground at a great slope away from the house. The realtor had mentioned that this was quite normal for the entire county because the ground in the area is all on top of clay.
We bought the house despite the condition of the small slanting porch. But, if I were in a position to build a house and choose the plot to build on, it definitely would not be on clay. In fact, Jesus shared an illustration about this very thing.
Let us take a look at the story that Jesus shared in Matthew 7:24-25.
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.”
Notice that Jesus is speaking about a characteristic of a wise person; a wise man builds his house on the rock. Why? Because, without a doubt, rain is going to come, floods will rise, and winds will increase. The house that is built on the rock will not fall because its very foundation is a solid and firm ground that can stand against the storm.
Christ: The Firm Foundation
The Lord Jesus is our Rock. He is that very secure foundation for the house that is built on it. The house is a picture of our life. We are building a house with every moment we live. There are a few things we can notice and take to heart about Him.
The Lord Jesus is the only sure and true foundation. We can rest assured that putting our faith in Christ no matter what the storm, will prove to build a solid house here and for all eternity. He is unchanging and faithful.
We can be thankful that the Lord gives us a chance and urges us with welcoming arms to build on the only true foundation. He wants us to take advantage of the security that He offers.
“How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said, To you, who for refuge to Jesus have fled?”