Thursday Man Church Assignment

March 11, 2015

Remember…You’ve Gotta Have a Solid Foundation 

In Matthew 7:24-27 the Bible teaches us:

Jesus said that whoever heard his words and obeyed Him, would be like a wise man who built on a rock. And that house could never be torn down!!! It could never be moved!

But if we only hear the wonderful words of Jesus and yet still go our own way and don’t do what He says, then we are like a foolish person, who builds his house on the sand! Just think about that, who would want to build a house on a sand-dune? It sounds very foolish doesn’t it?

Perhaps the foolish man thought he was safe? His house was standing to start with and it was cosy and warm inside, everything was going just fine. But when the floods came he had no hope! His house fell flat, and great was the fall of it.

What about our lives? When Satan brings temptations and trials to us it may feel like we are being battered by a flood! The Bible refers to the enemy coming in like a flood:

Isaiah 59:19…when the enemy shall come in like a flood

And perhaps you’ve found yourself standing on sand before. And when the flood of temptation or trial comes, you fall flat like that foolish man. But! Don’t be discouraged, lets choose to be like the wise man. Who listens to what Jesus tells us in the Bible and does what he says!

And when we listen and obey Jesus what rock are we building our lives on?

Psalms 18:2 The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust

1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Jesus is our Rock! He is the firm foundation that we can build our lives upon. And if we obey Jesus, and everything He tells us in his word, the Bible, we have the assurance that no matter what flood beats upon us, no matter how fierce the storms of this life may get we will never fall, we will never be moved.

Where do you need to solidify your foundation today?

Determine one thing you can do to build up your spiritual foundation today. The goal is to firm up your spiritual foundation – allowing you to withstand the next storm that is headed your way.

See you tomorrow.