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THE RIGHT FOUNDATION

Our Daily Bread - Tuesday, October 19, 2016
by RBC Ministries
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THE RIGHT FOUNDATION

READ:
Matthew 7:24-29

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
-Matthew 7:24

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Isaiah 56-58
2 Thessalonians 2

I’ve got bad news for you,” said the builder, who was renovating an old house I had inherited. “When we started to covert the back half of the garage for your office, we found that the walls had almost no foundation. We will have to demolish them, dig proper foundations, and start again.”
“Do you have to do that?” I pleaded, silently calculating the extra cost. “Can’t you just patch it up?” But the builder was adamant. “Unless we go down to the proper depth, the building inspector won’t approve it. The right foundation is vital.”
The right foundation makes the difference between something that lasts and something temporary. Jesus knew that though foundations are invisible, they are vitally important to the strength and stability of the house (Matthew 7:24-25), especially when it is battered by the elements. He also knew the hearts of His listeners. They would be tempted to take the easy way, find shortcuts, or do things by halves to gain their objectives.
Other foundations may be quicker and easier. Building our lives on the right foundation is hard work, but God’s truth is the only bedrock worth building on. When the storms of life hit, houses built on and held together by Him stand firm. – Marion Stroud
Father, the winds of life’ storms can be powerful and threatening. Thank You for the foundation of the truth of Your faithfulness. Help me to rely on Your strength in my storms.

The wise man build his house upon the Rock.



 


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