Which Foundation

He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.  But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the streams did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

Luke 6:48-49

We can liken our lives to a man building a house.  In building a house, the first (and most important) aspect of building is laying a foundation.  In the housing industry, there are many houses that are fairly nice, but are falling apart due to lack of a good foundation.  It is the same with our lives.

Some people in the world are trying to build a nice house with their lives.  They are doing the best they can to live a “good” life.  They try to be honest, try to work hard, and try to be good people.  Usually, these kind of people are very nice people.  But, sadly, they are building on the wrong foundation.  They are building on the foundation of themselves.  That is always going to be a shaky foundation.

On the other hand, you have people who have put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ.  They have put Him as their foundation.  That is a life that will extent to eternity.  That is a life that will last.  That life has the correct foundation to withstand anything.  Even if a storm damages the “upper levels” of the house, the house built on a good foundation can be rebuilt.

The key in our lives is that we are building on the right foundation.  Are we?

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you for encouraging us to build our lives on the Rock, Ben! God bless you!


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