This month at SHCC, we are learning to do a safety-check on our lives, by asking ourselves a few questions, “How good is my foundation?” or “What is my life built on?”. We will be picking up from Jesus’ wonderful teaching from Matt 7:24-27 and look at other scriptures which help us about what our lives should be built on.
NIV – “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. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
This parable compares two classes of men, each building a house. The wise man builds his house upon a rock, a foundation not easily moved. A house properly attached to a solid foundation can be as strong as the foundation. The foolish man builds his house on sand which offers no foundation. There is no way to permanently attach a home to sand. When the sand moves so will the house. The wind and rain came down upon both of the houses for what appears to be some time, long enough to create a devastating flood. As the flood rises the house built on sand is washed away while the home built on the rock stands strong.
Most of us do not dare ask ourselves this question. But the lives that we live today (and the legacy that we will leave for our next generation) remind us that we cannot ‘get on’ with our lives in a casual manner or with a playful sense of a child on the seashore. As much as life is real, circumstances, struggles and crisis are a part and parcel of the package. We all need a foundation to build our lives on, and that too a good, strong and solid one!
Read 2 Samuel 22:2 (KJV). And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
Read Psalms 62:6 (KJV). He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. 7. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
Read Nahum 1:7 (KJV). The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. 8. But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
Why not come & join us on one of these Sundays to learn more on this subject. I promise we will make you feel right at home!