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Has Your Faith Found the Right Resting Place?

Luke 6:47-49

When it comes to building a house, it is that which is NOT seen that is actually the most important part of the structure; that upon which the foundation resteth, and the same is true of our lives. This simple parable contains three contrasts worthy of noting, first all between The Two Subjects. Both of them heard, both of them built, and both of them faced storms, but that’s where their similarities end. Their Decisions stand as a great contrast; one heard and did, the other heard and didn’t, which then led to their Descriptions being completely different; one wise, the other foolish (Mt. 7:24-27). The wise man feared God while the foolish man denied God.

There is also a great contrast between The Two Surfaces; rock and sand. After decades upon decades of building buildings man has learned that he needs a rock solid foundation under whatever he builds, if he wants it to stand up to the storms that this world throws at it. Sand’s Composition doesn’t fit the bill. It’s easily blown about by the wind of the world. Its Color might look appealing to the eye, like religion, but it’s wholly inadequate to build upon.

And then there’s The Two Storms which brought about quite a contrast in their results. The storms served to reveal The Wise Man’s Durability and The Foolish Man’s Destruction. It’s quite possible that both of these men used similar building materials and, from the outside, their houses may have appeared to be virtually identical, but the unseen difference was what they were resting on; the wise man on Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross alone, and the foolish man on the sand of his good works and religious affiliations. Is your foundation resting on the solid Rock of Jesus Christ or on the ever shifting religion of men?

Has Your Faith Found the Right Resting Place?

 

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