READ Initiative (Bible in 365)

READ–Day 9: Solid Foundation

Matthew 7

24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

This is yet another reminder that God didn’t promise a life without difficulties and challenges. What He did guarantee is that although I might face unexpected “storms”, as long as I consider and follow his teachings, my “foundation” won’t collapse. An image of a home keeling over into a huge sinkhole comes to mind. How many times did I trust my so called instincts and they led me to make mistakes? How many times did I look to secular theories and teachings only to find that they were missing critical ingredients to solving my problems.

The Bible is the greatest self-help book ever written. There is a teaching, a precept, a truth for every concern or issue under the sun. Sometimes we may feel like we need that next best seller. Nothing against these books, but there is only one book that’s stood the test of time and has been tried and true–the infallible Word of God.

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