Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.
Over the past week, Hurricane Harvey cause catastrophic damage in the United States. In a report today, Joel Myers, president and chairman of AccuWeather, said "This is the costliest and worst natural disaster in American history. AccuWeather has raised its estimate of the impact to the nation's gross national produce, or GDP, to $190 billion or a full one percent, which exceeds totals of economic impact of Katrina and Sandy combined."
He continued and said, "the United States' fourth largest city will be uninhabitable for weeks and possibly months due to water damage, mold, disease-ridden water and all that will follow this 1,000-year flood."
In Matthew 7, Yeshua is speaking to Jews who understood and were familiar with the rains and how vigorously it comes down during these seasons. They knew not to build their houses on sand -- or else they would quickly collapse when the rains came!
The Lord is warning us about building our houses on weak ground. He knew that stormy seasons would come and He wants us to be prepared!
We don't want to be one of the many whose houses will collapse because they were built on fame, fortune or even seemingly innocent things like family, tradition and good works. We want to be of those who've established our foundation upon the ROCK of the truth of His Word and who will be able to weather the coming storms because of it!
Are there storms raging about you today? Let's hurry and examine whether our lives are completely built upon the Rock. For Yeshua is the only foundation to build your lives upon! [1 Corinthians 3:10-15]