Scripture Reading: Matthew 7:24–29
Key Verse: Romans 8:35
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Imagine that someone walked up to you today and said, “Here’s one million dollars. Build yourself a dream house.” Chances are, you’re not going to pick a poor lot filled with sand. You’re not going to use the cheapest, knottiest, half-rotted lumber you can find. Of course not. You search for the choicest acreage and the highest-quality building materials you can afford.
But when it comes to constructing a sturdy foundation for their lives, many people settle for inferior supplies—possessions, fame, or financial security. On the surface, these things seem reliable enough, but in the hard blast of a personal crisis they crumble away. A fire can eat up possessions; fame can disappear with one piece of negative press; a failing economy or a layoff can destroy financial security.
That’s why Jesus wanted you to see beyond the temporal to the eternal. He said, “Everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock … The winds blew, and burst against that house; and yet it did not fall” (Matt. 7:24–25 nasb).
You need the shake-proof foundation of Christ to make it through the storms of life (Rom. 8:35). Only on His sure footing can you find security that survives every trouble. Build your life on the foundation of faith—Jesus Christ.
Dear God, I do not want to build with inferior supplies—possessions, fame, or financial security—because these things crumble. Empower me to build my life upon the foundations of Your Word and Your Son, Jesus Christ.