Foundations Under Attack…
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Tragically, we have seen that there are times when no matter what man does, the foundations are not strong enough. After the storms are gone nothing is left, and in some cases, the foundations are also gone.
Jesus reminds us that such assaults can also happen to people’s lives, but the major difference is that each person has a choice of surviving or experiencing devastation.
“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.” Matthew 7:24-27 (NLT)
What strikes me in these words of Christ is that the problem is not in the hearing of His words and instruction, but in the doing. The difference between survival and devastation is choosing to follow Christ’s teaching. The difference is choosing! We are prone to place blame or excuse ourselves for what others have done or not done, but Jesus places the ownership on us alone.
You do not have to look very far to see that the “foundations of life” are under a relentless assault by the “storms of life.” The question is not “…whether a storm will hit my life…,” but “…when will a storm hit my life.” Nevertheless, my question to you is, “When are you going to make the choice?” Jesus left this issue completely at your feet. Choose well!!!