Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man who built a house and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was found upon the rock. – Luke 6:47-48
In the opening scripture, the Lord Jesus revealed two kinds of men: one, He said, dug deep and built his house on the rock, while the other built his house without a foundation-on the sand (Luke 6:49). When the floods arose and beat against the house which was on the rock, the house remained unshaken. But when the floods arose against the house which was built on sand, the Bible says it fell immediately and was ruined completely.
Jesus used this allegory to explain that the man who built the house on the rock is the man who hears the Word of God and puts it to work, while the man who built the house on the sand is the man who hears the Word of God but doesn’t do what it says. It’s important you note that the “house” Jesus referred to in the scripture above is your life and whatever else is connected to you. Through the word you speak and the things you do, you’re building your life.
The question is: what foundation are you building on? Jesus has shown us that the way to build your life on the solid rock is by doing God’s Word. It’s not enough just to hear the Word; you have to “DO” what it says; you have to act on it irrespective of your feelings or the circumstances. That way, you’re building your life upon the rock, thus no negative force or circumstance can prevail against you. When the floods of fear, sickness, lack and want beat against you, you’ll remain standing!
Remember, the foundation is what makes the difference. Both houses in the illustration were confronted by the same flood; but the one without foundations came to ruin. Make up your mind to be a doer of the Word. That’s where the profiting is. That is what will keep you standing when all else fails. That is what will keep you on the solid foundation of success and prosperity.
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Further Study/Reading: James 1:22-25; Proverbs 4:20-22