Foundations help protect our physical homes from disaster, but what is your life built on? What’s our foundation to protect us from spiritual disaster?
I love the parables God uses in His Word. It’s an easy to understand story that summarizes some lessons Jesus gave in his sermons. Jesus demonstrated the importance of a proper foundation.
It one of my favorites.
Jesus described two men who each built a house. He didn’t mention any difference between their resources or skills. The only variable was where each man chose to build.
In the book of Matthew, Jesus tells the story of two builders: a wise one and a foolish one.
The foolish man builds his home on sand. When a storm comes, the house falls with a great crash. Jesus says who hears his teachings but don’t put them into practice are like the foolish builder.
The wise builder, though, builds his house on the rock. When the storm comes, his house stands firm. Jesus says everyone who heard these words of mine and put them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock (Matthew 7:24).
In James it talks a lot about practicing what the Bible teaches. I love how he gives examples of how you can put God’s Word into practice.
You will have a controlled mouth. Those of who consider themselves religious and do not keep right reign on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. (James 1:26).
You’ll have a caring heart: God our Father accepts us, as pure and faultless to look after orphans and widows in distress ( James 1:27).
You’ll have a clean heart: keel yourself from being polluted by the world.
Those things, James tells us, are evidence of Genuinely following the Lord our God.
In John 13:17, Jesus tells us, Now you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. The blessing of the Bible can when you put it’s teachings into practice.
No matter who you are, you know more spiritual truth than you’re living right now. Start where you are today. Practice what you already know, and then as you learn more, put them into practice and be a doer of the word.