GET TOGETHER- Don’t Tear The Foundation Down
Mt 7:24-29 “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:”and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.”But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: “and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. (NKJV)
A few weeks ago, we had a new roof put on our house. This past Saturday during the storms some shingles blew off of our new roof. Thankfully the roofer came out this past Monday and replaced those shingles. The good news is that out house was still there.
On the other hand, if someone came by with a wrecking ball and began to knock the concrete blocks that are the foundation of our house down the results would not be quiet as good. Our house would fall down. And we would be left with a big mess.
In this passage Jesus talks about the importance of us building our spiritual house on the rock and not on the sand. He is our Rock. He is the Rock of our salvation. He is the chief cornerstone of our salvation, our spiritual house Eph 2:20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone.” (NKJV) There may be some things that need correcting by the Holy Spirit in our lives. However as long as He is the chief cornerstone of our foundation the house will not fall.
I think that is true as well for any nation. If He is the chief cornerstone that nation will not fall. I don’t consider what I am about to say to be a political statement, but a word from the Lord. A nation may have not been perfect during its history. The wonderful nation that we live in certainly has not at times. On the other hand, when a nation is not perfect, but Jesus Christ is the chief cornerstone on what that nation believes He will honor that and He will bring correction where it is needed and help that nation to walk in the will of God. However, any individual, nation, business, or any other thing that is not built on Hm is built on sand and at some point, that house will come crashing down.
So today let me ask you a question. Is your house built on the Rock, or on the sand? Is your business built on the Rock, or on the sand? Is your family built on the Rock, or on the sand? Would you pray for our nation? I am not asking you to do anything, but pray that this nation be built on the Rock and not on the sand.
Let us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You that You are the Rock of our salvation. We pray today that You will help us to walk in the assurance that when the winds howl and the rains come down that as long as our house is built on You that it will stand. We pray for our nation today that there will be a Holy Spirit awakening in this nation. We pray for all that have built on the sand to come to that place where they decide to build on the Rock.
In Jesus Name
Love you all!