My husband and I had the opportunity to see the process of our home being built. One of the first things that happens is, a surveyor tests out the soil to see if it is strong enough to withstand all the pressure of the housing materials that will be used to build the house. Once this has been determined, the foundation can be laid.
In order to lay a proper foundation, the builders have to first dig down in the earth to make sure there is a solid, firm, and leveled foundation laid. The material they use is usually concrete or another equally hard substance.
When a tree is first planted in the ground, the roots of that tree have to go down deep in the earth in order to secure itself in a firm and solid foundation. This helps the tree get the rich nutrients it needs to grow strong and stand against harsh weather.
In Matthew 7:24-27 we read a parable of the Wise and Foolish builders:
“24 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. 25 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. 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.”
Beloved, as Christians make sure that your foundation is firmly built upon the “rock,” Jesus Christ.
The Bible states in Psalms 18:2, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
It also states in Isaiah 28:16, “Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.”
When we build our faith on a firm foundation, the challenges in life won’t shake it, disappoints won’t shake it, unexpected events won’t shake it. Jesus is the solid rock. He is our firm foundation. Allow Him to steady you as you weather any storm.
This is Leslie Eaddy Brooks, Think About It.