Matt 7:24 -27 “Whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house: and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.”
Two men. Two houses. Two outcomes.
- One man heard the Word and did it. The other heard the Word but didn’t do it. These two men can be likened to two church-goers. They could very well be two people in the very same church.
- Neither of these men were idle; both were building a house for themselves. The difference? One built on the rock and the other built on the sand.
- Both men experienced storms whether they built on sand or on rock.
My wife and I took a team to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. A good portion of the houses had fallen down. They looked nice but had very little reinforcement and a poor foundation. Many people were killed in their own houses. There is a spiritual meaning here: in serving the Lord you are either building something that can protect you or something that can destroy you. Storms will always come, but it’s not the storms that destroy us. It’s the lack of a biblical foundation!
Digging Deep. The first church I built was on 43 acres of land in Lethbridge, Alberta. The building contractor told us we had to put concrete pillars down sixty feet because there was too much sand mixed in the soil.
Luke 6:46-49 “He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock.”
If you build your life on the rock of His word - your health, marriage, family, business, your entire life and future, will be eternally secure. God’s Word is faithful and true. All hell can break out against your life, but it will not collapse if it’s built on the foundation of His Word.
The Trial of Your Faith. Tests come to see if what you have is real. (1Pet 1:6-7) Hazel and I met 49 years ago and have been married for 45 years. We were both tempted to quit, but we were committed to stay and build a solid marriage. Dr. Phil and TD Jakes were discussing marriages in North America and said, “One out of two marriages end in divorce and it isn’t much better for those who go to church. But for those who go to church together AND pray together the divorce rate dropped to 1 in a 1000.” No wonder it’s so hard to pray together as a couple! But it’s worth it! Matt 16:18 “On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
Dr George Hill
Apostolic Founder and President of Victory Churches International