2011-05-21 - The Wise Builder
In Luke 6:46-49, we find the story of the wise builder and the foolish builder. Jesus was disappointed that His followers were hearing his instructions but not putting them into practice. Jesus said, "I will show you what he is like, who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the current struck the house but could not shake it, because it was well-built." (Luke 6:47-48)
But the foolish builder is the one who heard Jesus' words yet didn't apply them. Jesus said, "But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck the house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete." (Luke 6:49)
What kind of builder are you? Do you listen to the words of Jesus and put them into practice? How do you handle matters in your life. when the torrents strike? Christians aren't promised an easy life. Crises will occur. When they happen, our foundation is Jesus Christ. We can cling to His words and promises. Let us build our foundation on the Rock.