“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock . . .”
Matthew 7:24, NKJV
Hurricane season in south Florida is not a fun experience. Besides the intense propensity for anxiety, it becomes a triathlon of getting wood from Home Depot, water and food from Publix and fuel from the local gas station, along with the other one million plus inhabitants of Broward County.
In this backdrop, it is interesting to look at the principle of the above parable on how we can avoid being swept away by the storms of life. Jesus paints a portrait of two types of people. Both hear the word, but one does it and the other does not. He compares the one who does the Word to a wise man who builds his house on a rock and the one who does not to a foolish man who builds on the sand. The power to prevail through the pressures of life is not in knowing God’s Word, but in its application to our lives.
When the Hurricane Center in Miami issues a hurricane warning, they include a list of things to do in preparation for the storm. Those who follow instructions are the ones who weather the winds without casualty. But those who choose to ignore the warnings and recommendations are those who incur loss of property and life.
If our faith is founded upon the Rock of Christ, then our feet will take the action of obedience to His Word and we will find peace in the midst of our storms.
QUESTION: What action have you taken in response to God’s Word lately? Is your faith evident to those who watch you go through the storms of life?