Thursday: December 3, 2020
Matthew 7:24-25 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
When the time came for the rains to pour, for the rivers to flood and for the wind to blow, the locations of the houses mentioned was no guarantee from exemption. Each of the two received their equal and fair equal share of heavy lashings. The only difference was the aftermath: while one remained standing firmly, the other crushed down in a heap.
It is interesting to observe a forest of trees during a heavy storm: some lose only leaves, others lose some branches in addition. Yet, there are some that are uprooted from the root entirely. The ability of each tree to withstand the same storm is different. One factor responsible for this: the anchorage provided by the roots or in the case of the houses, their foundations.
So will your anchor hold in the storms of life? Will your faith stand amidst the flooding of rivers? Will your works stay grounded after the strong winds? All this depends on the foundations on which they are built, the depth of the roots. Christ has presented himself as the cornerstone, the one on whom we ought to be establishing our houses.
For if we do, regardless of how much the storms rage, we will remain at peace from within because we know who the foundation is.