This is the twenty-fifth in a series of blogs on the ease of reading the words of Jesus in the book of Matthew … and the difficulty of following them.
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.
Notice that even though the wise man built his house on the rock the rains, floods and winds still came and beat on the house.
For me, I’d like to think that if I built my house on the rock that would be enough. There would be no need to experience the rains, floods, and winds.
But life doesn’t stop there. The storms come.
And the storms not only test the foundation, but they also expose it. The test is for me. The exposure is for others.
Storms aren’t pleasant, passed tests are a praise, and the exposed foundation is priceless.
Links to the previous blogs in this series can be found at Links to So Easy To Read, So Hard To Do.