“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.”

Matthew 7:24

Jesus painted a vivid word picture in the story of the wise and foolish builders. The storms of life, the heavy rains of grief, the fierce winds of trouble, and the floods of disappointment will come. What remains to be seen is what condition we’re in when the disasters subside. Will we be standing or fall with a great crash? Was our foundation built firmly on Jesus, or was it built on shifting philosophies?

C.S. Lewis said, “And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer” (Mere Christianity, 1952). Likewise, if you have built a foundation on anything other than Jesus, then continuing to build there will only result in collapse.

Whether the trial in your life is monumental (as with illness, broken marriages, financial ruin) or less significant (like the death of a beloved pet as I experienced just today), look to Jesus, “the Rock” and your firm foundation. We may feel wobbly, insecure, and unsure of our footing. But He is unwavering, faithful, and resolute in His care for us.

Scripture Focus

Matthew 7:24-27


“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” (Hebrews 6:19)

Bible In A Year

  • Judges 18-19
  • Psalm 118
  • 1 Corinthians 11