The Great Collapse

“But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!” Matthew 7:26-27 HCSB

While traveling in Israel our guide pointed out a mountain with areas where the rain had run down the mountain making a trench. At the bottom there was an area that looked like rock, but in reality it was a sandy area that was like a dry riverbed.

He explained that this would have been the example Jesus may have used to illustrate the wise man who built on the rock and the foolish man who built on the sand. The people of Jesus’ time would have understood that it would have been foolish to build a house on the sandy area at the bottom because when the rains came the house would be washed away. There would be a great collapse of the house.

Challenge: Where is the house of your life built? Are you like the foolish man or the wise man? Are you acting on the words of Jesus or refusing to follow His teachings? If you build your life and actions on the words of Jesus and His teachings, you will be able to stand strong when temptations come your way. Refuse to listen and obey His teachings and certainly destruction will follow. Ask Jesus to help you know and follow His will for your life each day.

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