There once were two men, one each needed to build a house.
The first man was a foolish man he chose to build on the sandy soil where it was easy to access and easy to dig the foundation. And a few short weeks he had almost finished.
The second man with a white man, and he chose to build his house on a rocky hill, where it was very hard to access and he had to dig deep into the foundation. He spent many months doing building his house.
As time passed a huge storm broke upon the houses and these men. After the rain, a flood switch to the valley and a man’s house that was built in the sand was swept away. But the second then who is built on a rocky hill with say. No matter how hard the rain or the fierce floods were his house remained solid and unmovable.
Parable in the Bible is about a foolish man and a wise man.
So let’s ask ourselves the question. What’s the foundation of life? Are we like the foolish man who builds our lives out of sand?
In Matthew 7:24-27 the Bible says:
That you said and what I have right now everyone who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will like and him as a wise man, who builds itself on a rock.The rain came down, the floods came, the wind blew, and beat on that house, and he did not fall, or it was founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand. The rain came down, the floods came, and the wind blew, and beat on that house; and it fell-and great was its fall.Matthew 7:24-27
Jesus said that whoever heard these words and obeyed them, would be like a wise man who built on a rock. And that house could never be torn down nor could it be moved.
But if we only hear the wonderful words of Jesus and yet still go on our way and don’t do what He says, then we are like the foolish man who built his house on the sand just think about that, who would want to build a house on a Sandune? It sounds very foolish doesn’t it?
Perhaps a foolish man thought it was safe? His house was standing to start with it and it was cozy and warm inside, everything was going just fine. But when the floods came he had no hope. His house fell flat, and great was the fall of it.
How about our lives? When Satan brings Temptations in trial she works it may feel like we are being battered by a flood?. The Bible refers to the enemy coming like a flood:
When the enemy shall come like a flood…Isaiah 59:19
And perhaps you’ve found yourself standing on the sand before. And when the temptation or trial comes in, you fall flat like the foolish man. But don’t be discouraged, that she used to be like the white man who listens to a Jesus so good in the Bible and does what he says.
And when we listen and obey Jesus what rock are we building our lives on?
My rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust,Psalm 18:2
For no one can weigh any other foundation than that which God has been made which is in Christ.1 Corinthians 3:11
Jesus is our Rock! He is the firm foundation that we can build our lives upon. And if we obey Jesus, and everything He tells us in his word, the Bible, we have assurance that no matter what flood beats upon us, no matter how fierce the storms of this life may get it we will never fall and we will never be moved.
God wants us to build securely upon the eternal Rock,, the word of God. We have been only yours long enough. There is now but important lessons of Christ into practice. He who is in here and not a doer of the word, Christ compared to that of a foolish man who build his house upon the sand, it only needs a storm and the foundation they secured and swept away.
How great is the loss of the souls! They might have had eternal life – a life that measures with the life of God -had they build their house on a firm foundation.