Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. Matthew 7:24-27 (KJV)
We have a rather old house (163 years) with a foundation made primarily of rock. I was comparing [in conversation] our foundation to one of a friend who had a rather expensive home built a few years ago -that is already exhibiting cracks in its foundation. His house cost nearly three times more than we are paying for ours and, yet, in less than ten years of life, repairs to his foundation are needed. Of course, the contractors who built the house had the blame and excuses for its imperfections at the ready — but that does not change the fact that the foundation that holds up his 2700 sq. ft. house has seriously flaws. Ours, built on rock, will need nothing more than the occasional cement applied to fill some gaps and keep the moisture down. It won’t go anywhere. Those stones are anchored by their weight and proven by the test of time. I thought of that when I read our Lord’s advice on what type of foundation to build our faith upon. The Word of God carries much weight, is proven by time, and makes the best anchor.
My life was once built on that sand that would shift and buckle during times of discomfort or pain. Collapses were routine. Continuous study of God’s Word, which we call the Bible, and fellowship with other believers [who I grow and witness with] are essential to laying a foundation of ‘rock’ that is eternal and able to withstand life’s storms –which I know are always coming and going. I strongly advise any believer, new or otherwise, to get into a good Bible-based Church and delve into His Word. There you will find instruction on how to build the best foundation for your spiritual home with Jesus.
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:4 (KJV)