March 3, 1996
The most important feature in any house is not an updated kitchen, a spacious backyard, or even a high-quality roof; it’s the foundation, the unassuming bedrock upon which the entire structure rests. Alistair Begg turns to a construction illustration that Jesus used in Matthew 7 describing two builders—and two very different foundations. Their story promps us to ask an important question: Are we building a spiritual life that will last?
24“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25And 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. 26And 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. 27And 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.”
28And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, 29for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.
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