By Rob Albright
We wanted a sure foundation – that’s why I had the foundation of our house checked before we made an offer on the purchase price three years ago. I had a company check the foundation to be sure no mildew or cracks were present.
If you live in an area where earthquakes happen then it is important to have a good foundation if you build a house. If an earthquake comes and your foundation does not hold up, you will have problems.
Matthew 7 gives us a picture of a foolish builder who did not build his house with a good foundation. A wise builder will build a house on a solid foundation.
Of course, we are talking about building a strong spiritual life. Our life must have the strong foundation of the words of Jesus (John 6:66-68). If we do not build our life on the words of Jesus, then we are building on sand. Sand is not a sure foundation. The solid foundation is Jesus and His words (Matthew 7:24-25). When the storms of life come, a house built on a solid foundation will not fall.
- Rob Albright serves as one of the ministers at the Northwest Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.nwchurchofchrist.com/