Matthew 7:26-27

26 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. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

Rich Wilkerson wrote a book titled, “Sandcastle Kings” and it explains in perfect detail more of what I’m going to talk about briefly. Verses 24 and 25 of Matthew 7 talk about a wise man who built his house on a rock, a solid foundation. While the foolish man built his house on sand. The truth of the matter is they both had to face a storm.

This is true in life. I used to love building sandcastles in my backyard. We had a sandbox, since I lived nowhere near a beach. I would spend hours building these elaborate castles that would rival even the best 3D replica’s of medieval times. I wonder if this is what we are doing with our lives.

I wonder if we are spending all this time, energy, and effort on building a beautiful life, with no foundation. You see every time it rained, I would go outside the following day and my sandcastle would be gone, as if it were never there. All my hard work was washed away. This thing I thought was going to stand tall was easily shattered because of the foundation it was built on.

What are you building your life on? Are you building your life on people? How about your job? How about a spouse? How about your social status? Or money? Storms will come in your life no matter how hard you try to keep them out. The question is, are you ready?

The wise man built his house on a rock and it withstood the storm. It withstood the test of time. Jesus is our rock. Jesus is our foundation. When we are able to build our lives in, on, and around Him, the storms don’t lessen, but we are able to withstand them.

Am I a Sandcastle King?

Or am I building my life on Jesus?

Dear Lord, challenge us to answer these questions with an honest heart and if need be, make some changes. Thank you for giving us another day to live and enjoy your presence. We love you! Amen.

Have a great weekend!

C. Lyman

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