Withstand the Weather

Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall. Matthew 7: 26 & 27 (NASB)

Joy filled Rachael and John as they carefully picked the plans for their dream house. They poured their hearts into everything from annotating light fixtures in the kitchen to picking the precise color of stucco for the outside.

Everything progressed perfectly—almost. Upon final inspection, Rachael’s countenance sank when she saw the bathroom light fixture hang over her kitchen sink. Who placed the light switch behind the refrigerator?

John’s face flamed red with discontent when he saw the stucco on his house chip due to icy weather conditions during the application. Cracks in the newly cemented driveway told the same story. Will the sky light leak when rain pours?

Rachael and John immediately contacted the builder and demanded that the items be repaired. They wanted their house built well so it would meet their needs and withstand tough weather conditions.

As Christians we are to pay attention to the tiniest details of our faith and search the Scriptures daily. We should desire a well-built house. Only a foundation built on Jesus is able to withstand tough conditions in this world.

Father, help us to build our lives in Christ so we are able to stand—regardless of anything that comes our way. Amen.