“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”
(Matthew 7:24-27 NLT)
In the children’s story, The Three Little Pigs, three grown-up pigs leave home and begin to build houses of their own. The first built his house out of straws, the second out of sticks and the third out of bricks. When the big, bad wolf came and blew their houses, he destroyed the first two and ate the pigs, but he couldn’t do the same to the third pig. He was the wise one. Jesus says that when we hear and obey His words, we’re like a wise person who built their house on the rock–a Biblical metaphor of God or Christ. No matter what life throws at us, we’ll remain steady. But those who don’t apply Jesus’ words to their lives will lose whatever foundation they may have.
To remain steady, build your life on the Rock.