September 18th

MATTHEW 7Bible-Foundation1

A Lasting Foundation

SCRIPTURE

v14 Every one who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

OBSERVATION

We need to ‘read, mark, learn and inwardly digest’ the words of Jesus.   They are not just pieces of advice but solid foundation stones for our lives.

APPLICATION

When we have eternal life through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus, that is unshakeable.   But as we rejoice in that, we still live in the nitty-gritty joys and stresses of day to day living.   We look to the words of Jesus to shape our values, our aims and our choices. They are a foundation that will not collapse under pressure.

PRAYER

Dear Lord, I can forget you when things are going well and also when the pressure is on.   Please help me to act on your words to keep my life solid and strong.   Amen