“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” –Thomas Jefferson
In His closing remarks during the Sermon on the Mount Jesus gave the parable of the foundation. He likened the man who was a doer of the Word of God to a person who built his house upon a rock. The fellow in the parable invested his time, money, and energy to secure the stability of his home by digging deep and building upon the strength of a boulder. When the floods came the house was not exempt from the storm, but it was able to survive because of its foundation.
You see, the house was not holding up the foundation, the foundation was holding up the house. What gave the home the ability to stand during the raging storm was the part of the home that was unseen to the world.
The same principle is true in our own lives. Just because we work hard at being faithful and dedicated to the Lord does not mean we will avoid the storms of life. We will certainly endure hardships and adversities; but the difference between those who survive and those who fall is the unseen foundation.
Show me someone who has a secure and sturdy foundation and I will show you someone who will survive the most tempestuous moments of life. It’s not what you see that makes us strong; it’s what you cannot see.
Daily Reading: Jeremiah 46-48
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