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Week 29 The Firm House
April 29, 2013
The Firm House
“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.”
- Matthew 7: 24 – 27
When Jesus was in a crowd up on a mountainside and sitting down, his disciples came to him about the vast of majority of those who gathered that were around them. These people had came from all over the area to hear the word of the Lord. They were eager to hear him speak as Jesus was well known to be highly favoured with the Lord. Upon his many teachings, he pointed out one that was related to one applying his word.
The many followers that were with him that time heard his words fully as they see that Jesus wasn’t any like that of their teachers. He was far different and more esteemed than them all. The people were attentive to his words. They have taken to account the many things he have said on that day and the disciples were witnesses to these. Many were amazed of how Jesus would speak to them with authority. Their perspective was opened to the truth and they saw their lives that day with full awareness with someone who knows very well its value which was the Lord. And Yes, they have heard his message on that day telling them to act in accordance with what the Lord wants so it was up for them to apply it In their daily walk as their days have passed.
Jesus described one who obeys fully his teachings as far different to someone who don’t. He set apart the difference between the two. He made it clear what a person who acknowledges the Lord in his days was like compared to someone who rely not much on him. He sees full value of the matter relating them to houses.
Everyone who hears his words and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. It stands firmly giving the inhabitants of the house protection from any unwanted calamity. It keeps them warm and in a convenient manner. Its roof is well suited for any weather. It humbly sets itself as a place where his owners can relax full well from a hard day’s work. When it rains, there need not be any worry. When the heat of the day is on the process, the owners can be well cooled for inside it. Indeed, someone who looks to the Lord keeping his commandments has a bright future ahead of him. The Lord is keeping watch of him that he may be a blessing to those he walks his path into. Even more will he be as he makes the Lord the center of his life. He shall emerge to be a delight in his eyes and full of blessings, he shall draw near the many who haven’t known full well what a wonderful God the Lord is. In the Lord’s presence, there is joy inside him.
It would be nice to see everyone take to full account the goodness of the Lord and it would certainly bring delight into him. He looks upon his children with his great love.
Though it would certainly make him glad, others have become insensitive to see how he continually looks after them. Jesus said that everyone who hears his words and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. His folly shall be in full view when the time comes. The sand offers not stability for any house to stand affirm. It is a clear knowledge of what its characteristic is. Though the house may have some magnificence by the way it looks, eventually it won’t last long. Its builders in their folly have not considered such a predicament to come as they continually build such a house. When the storm comes, the result would come as a no surprise. The wind blew, the rain poured and the waves at the sea would come to it pressing it down. its walls could not take the disaster. Its foundation starts to collapse. There isn’t anything one could do. Then in an instant it falls. Its remains are something to be looked for as a lesson. They should have understand better.
Yet, the house by which he who puts the words of the Lord into practice stands for everyone to see. Such is what the wise man can be proud of. He takes delight into it. It is a treasure he keeps in his life.
The message implies that the Lord takes full care of those who cling into his word in their days. He keeps them safe and makes them a blessing for others who may be in need more of him. May we be like wise men who built his house in the rock standing firm in the faith and being ever so a blessing for fellow believers alike. God bless,…