Wednesday, December 30, 2020

 “…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…” (Matthew 7:24)

The Scripture says, “Your Father sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Being a person of faith doesn’t exempt you from difficulties. Jesus told a parable about a wise man who built his house on a rock. This man honored God. Another man foolishly built his house on the sand.

He didn’t honor God. Then the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on the houses of both the just and the unjust. But after the storm was over, the house built on the rock was still standing. The house built on the sand was completely ruined.

You may get knocked down and go through some dark, stormy times, but that’s just a part of life. It rains on everybody. The difference is that when you honor God, when you stay in faith, you have God’s promise that when the storm clears, you won’t be the victim; you’ll be the victor. You’ll still be standing.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that my life can be built on the rock that You are, and I can live to honor You. Thank You for Your promise that no matter what comes my way, when the storm is over, I’ll still be standing. I believe that You will bring me through. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

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