... a weekly letter of encouragement.
January 10, 1994
ARE THE STORMS OF LIFE GETTING TO YOU?
Then take a look at Matthew 7:24 - 27:
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."
The storms of life descend on the righteous and the unrighteous alike.
The person who builds his house on the word of God has a solid
The person who does not build his house on the word of God has
a shaky foundation: Sand.
The storms come from every direction:
Above: "The rains descended"
Below: "The flood came"
All sides: "The winds blew, and burst against the house."
Those who go to the trouble of HEARING and APPLYING the word of God will stand up under the storm.
Those who refuse to LISTEN to and OBEY God's word will not stand up under the storms of life.
You and I can count on storms in life! Whether we survive will depend upon the foundation we lay in God's word: HEARING and APPLYING. The choice is ours.
Have a great week!
© Copyright 1996 Dwight Hill. Unlimited permission to copy or use is hereby granted subject to inclusion of this copyright notice.
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