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A Solid Foundation

Every day we are faced with choices.  Some choices are life changing, like the choice of getting married, and some seem to have little effect on the direction of our lives, like what to order at McDonald's.  In the face of the choices we realize that we don't always have time to weigh all the options and come to the right decision.  That is why it is crucial for us to have a worldview that is foundational to our lives which provides us with the wisdom we need to make the right choice.  That is the focus of today's pondering.


{Matthew 7:24-27; ESV}
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it. ”

Our lives are the product of the choices that we make. There are big choices which will affect the rest of our lives, and there are the small everyday choices that seem to have very little effect on our lives. Since choices are such a big part of our lives it is essential that we have the proper foundation for making good choices.

Jesus gives us a vivid word picture in this parable about the need for a solid foundation. Without a solid foundation our lives will eventually come crashing down. That foundation is the teaching of Jesus. What Jesus taught, much of which has roots that go back into the Old Testament and branches out into the New Testament, provides us with the knowledge we need to live wisely. The wise person is the one who not only recognizes the truth in what Jesus taught, but realizes the importance of living the truth in their lives.


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