The House that God Built
One day, a young man began to build a house from the bottom up. He laid the foundation with strong materials that could weather any climate or catastrophe that dared oppose it. A curious onlooker gazed at the young builder’s handiwork with genuine admiration. “I am impressed”, he stated, “but what materials did you fashion it with?”
“The very word of God” the builder replied humbly.
“Building a house with mere words appears a tad foolish, don’t you think?” The stranger said dubiously.
The young man chuckled briefly and said, “Jesus once proclaimed, ‘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’.” (Mt 7:24-25)
The natural man, not understanding the things of God, only shook his head in bewilderment. The builder expounded. “You see, my friend, the rock Jesus spoke of is the word of God. The house is symbolic of the life you live. A house built apart from his word will surely collapse in the shifting sands when trials and tribulations rain down like hailstones. The real estate of Satan, the Prince of this world, is cheap and easy to come by, yet all houses built on his infertile soil must come to destruction.” Continue reading