matthew 5.24 (niv), everyone who hears these words of MINE and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
JESUS said there are two ways to build a house. you can build it on sand or you can build it on a rock. if you don’t build it on a solid foundation the whole building will eventually tilt and fall over. you’ve got to have a solid foundation for your life.
and GOD is saying that if you build your life on the current fad, the current therapy, the current growth group, whatever is being read in cosmo – you name it – then you’re building on shifting sands and you’re going to have an unstable life when the changes of life come and those changes are inevitable. if you want to have stability when the stresses of life come on your life you’ve got to build it on something that never changes.
GOD’s love for me never changes and GOD’s word never changes. it will always be the right thing to do. it may seem hard, unreasonable, unpopular, but it is always the right thing to do.
and doesn’t that simplify life? instead of asking, “who should i believe?”
how many of you believe everything you read in the newspaper? see on tv? read in the bible? why do we spend more time watching the tv or reading the newspaper – something we don’t believe – than reading the bible – something we do believe? it just doesn’t make sense.
just a thought from the front porch…