KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 7:24 ISV “Therefore, everyone who listens to these messages of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock”.
The strength and ability of any structure to withstand adverse conditions, depends on its foundation. Problems, trouble will come to all. Job 14:1 KJV” Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.” If this is the general experiences of men then how much should we be prepared for life.? Our passage of study (Matt 7:24-27) shows us that by virtue of our response to the teaching of Jesus, one can either be tough to overcome the challenges of life, or be overpowered by the difficulties that may arise. The Lord says those who hear His word and do it are like the man who builds his house on a rock. The problems of life, may beat on it yet it keeps standing strongly.
The Lord also said there is another type of foundation that is built on the sand. These are those who hear the word and refuse to do what the word says. The challenges of life come against him and his whole life is shattered. There are some people who lose their faith outright because of challenges of life. Life has become very miserable to many because they have no foundation. Psalms 11:3 KJV” If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? “YOUR proper foundation is doing what the word says. If you fail to do what God’s word says you have no foundation, and as a result failure and defeat are inevitable for you. There are a whole lot of people who have passed through the fires and waters of life, yet their faith remains as strong as ever. Their joy remains unshaken, and are simply unconquerable. These ones are those who took pains to act on God’s word.
LIFE should not lash at you. Life is not supposed to be mysterious to you. The tools for having a successful victorious life is the word of God. 2Timothy 3:16 KJV “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” The following verse says, the word was given so that the man of God, or child of God would be perfect thoroughly furnished unto every good work. It is knowing the word and doing it that makes you blessed. Dear brother or sister, the solution to every challenge in life is doing what the word says about that particular thing. (James 1:24)
I have a sure foundation, because I am a doer of the word. Life is never mysterious to me. As a doer of the word, I have the ability, to go through every wall of challenge and every barrier of limitation. I conquer all in Jesus’ name.
James 1:22-25″ But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed”.