Daily Devotional: Day 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” (Matthew 7:24, KJV).
Think of your whole life as a house, of which you’re the steward and builder. If you love your life, you’ll choose your construction materials and tools carefully. Building takes precision planning and wisdom. You can’t afford to have weak foundations. Today, Jesus has something to tell us about building. He says that anyone who hears his words and practices them is like a wise man who builds his house upon a rock. A rock is firm, resilient and stable. There’s only one Rock, and that is the Word of God – which is Christ (Read 1 Corinthians 10:4). As you practice the Word of God, you’re building your life upon Christ, the Rock – one stone at a time. A life without Christ is a life without foundation. Just hearing God’s Word doesn’t give you a foundation. To make God’s Word the foundation of your house, you must practice it. When God tells you to honor your parents, for example, you must practice it. As you practice it, you’re building your life upon a rock.
In the next verse, Matthew 7:25, Jesus says that when rain descends, floods come, and the winds blow and beat upon the house built upon a rock, it doesn’t fall. This means diverse troubles shall come against your life, but you won’t be shaken, because your life is built upon obedience to Jesus. Jesus didn’t say that everything will be cozy. In fact, he’s alerting you that troubles can descend on your life like rain, flood and winds. The only way to remain standing is to build your life upon Him, the Rock. As the Father’s child, you can’t afford to build your life upon the anti-Christian ideas of this world. Always remember that you’re different; you’re from heaven. Build your life, therefore, with made-in-heaven materials. And you shall stand.
Daddy, you’re my rock and my refuge. You shield my head in battle. I build my life upon the rock of your Word. With you as my rock, I shall not fear the rains, the floods or the winds. I’m secure in you and I shall not be moved. Thank you that you always hear me. Amen. (Enjoy this song by “Sovereign Grace”).
For further study: 2 Samuel 22:1-37