Christ, My Solid Rock.
I’m Currently reading the book: Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris. Oh my, what an incredible book! I highly recommend it.
I was about to start reading the second chapter, when the title caught my eye. “What would I build my life on?” I dove right into the pages and was immediately engrossed in every word. He was talking about the story in the Bible about the wise and foolish builders. You know, the one that builds his house on the sand, and the other one on the rock.
The unsaved are the ones that would build their houses on the sand because they don’t know God. The Christians would be the ones that would build theirs on the rock. Look how many people read that parable and assume they are included in the ones that would build their houses on the rock? It is sad that many people out there claim to be professing Christians, but aren’t really. They say they are Christians, but you don’t see any growing fruits or sanctification in their lives. They purposely sin against God, continuously. At the beginning of the story, Jesus asks this question…
Why do you call me Lord, but don’t do what I say?
That’s just so deep. That goes out to all those that claim they belong to God, when they don’t. You can not be a professing Christian if you don’t listen to God, or care what He has to say. I really like how the houses in the story perfectly illustrate the builders true beliefs and doctrine.
Jesus is really telling us that there are two different foundations that we can build our lives on. One choice would be a life that is built on worldly sinful ways. Worldly ways meaning on ourselves, or in other people. Why would you want to build your life on an insecure failing foundation, like sand? Life might be beautiful for a while, but what happens when a storm comes?
The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell and great was the fall. -Matthew 7:27
The other choice would be building our lives on the solid rock, having a relationship with Christ. Having a personal relationship with Him is hard work. I’m not going to lie, it’s not easy being a Christian. It’s built on faith, obedience, and walking each day in sanctification striving to learn more about Him through His word. Obedience in this story is the key thing. The wise builder listened to God, and obeyed Him. He built his house on the rock which is a secure never-failing foundation. No matter what trials and storms may come, your life will continue to stand because you dug down deep in the solid rock. Life is beautiful when Christ is the center of your life.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. -Psalm 18:2
This is where I challenge you. Maybe you thought that you had your life built on the rock, but maybe you really don’t? Each one of us has to make a decision as to how we are going to build our lives. Do you care about having Christ as your personal Savior and King, or are you going to be the king over yourself? Only you can answer those questions. Christ is truly my solid rock. Nothing more, nothing less.
My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; On Christ the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.
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