Choosing The Right Foundation
By David Valls
Scripture uses many object lessons such as the teaching of comparison, with each having a different result. In this article, we will discuss two types of foundations, their builders, and the different results based upon the choice that each one made. Jesus said, “ whosoever heareth the sayings of mine and doeth the same will I liken unto a wise man which built his house upon a rock”. The rains descended and the floods came, but notice that the house stood because it was founded upon a rock. Jesus then mentions a foolish man who built his house upon the sand. The rains descended, the floods came and the house fell and Great was the fall of it.
Now how can we apply this to our lives? What exactly was Jesus teaching? The wise man who built upon the rock represents those who not only hear God’s word but apply it to their lives. By doing this, they find themselves not just on any foundation, BUT ON THE ROCK WHICH IS NONE OTHER THAN THE LORD JESUS HIMSELF!! Compare that to the foolish man who built upon the sand. What happens to him when the storms came? The house fell! The foolish man represents those who reject the gospel of Christ. They profess themselves wise, but they become fools. They consider the preaching of the cross foolish, but to those who are saved, it is known to be the power of God!
Which foundation will you choose? If you seek the Lord, you can be founded upon the rock of WHICH IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. He will always be with you no matter what storms may come your way. Even though they may rage all around you, as long as you are anchored on the rock, you will have a solid foundation. You and I will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth fruit in due season… his leaf will never weather and whatsoever he doeth will prosper.
In contrast, if you build upon the sand, then it’s not a matter of if you will fall… it is a matter of when… and great will be that fall. “Whoever has the Son has life… whoever has not the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God abideth on him.” Without Christ, we can expect a total lack of spiritual stability with no protection when the storms of life come. No safe haven to turn to. So again the question becomes which will we choose? The choice is ours to make. Life everlasting, or eternal damnation. The most important choice we as humans will ever make. Choose wisely!
David Valls attends Middle District Freewill Baptist Church in Buladean. He is from Mitchell County. He has been the adult class Sunday school teacher for the past 13 years. You can read more good news here.