The Wise and Foolish Builders
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
So many Christians I know have tried to build their lives (relationships) without the guidance and instruction of Christ’s teaching. Many who have listened to His words still fail to “put them into practice” seeking instead to build their lives (relationships) their homes, their family, on worldly habits, ideas, and philosophies. The weakness of the church (we it’s people) can be found in our foundation. When we do not “hear” and “practice” the words of our Lord Jesus, the temptations and troubles of life, the consequences of our own sinful actions cause the failure of the very life (relationships) we are trying to build.
Does your life need shoring up? It is never too late to tear down the failing structure of one’s life to rebuild on the solid foundation of hearing, understanding and putting Christ’s words into practice. Open God’s word (the gospels) and go back again to read and learn from what Jesus has said, put His teaching into practice and watch how strong the structure of your life (relationships) will become.
Blessings to All in Jesus Vince