February 25th 2010

The Two Builders

“Whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

Matthew 7:24 (NKJV) 

This parable marks the close of Matthew’s account version of the Sermon on the Mount. In it Jesus draws the analogy of two builders, one who is wise and the other, foolish. 

The wise man built his house on a secure foundation, a solid rock, using the best of materials (I Corinthians 3:12). 

 The foolish man, however, built his house on shifting sands, using cheap materials.  When a fierce storm hit both houses, only the wise man’s house remained intact.

In a spiritual sense our lives are compared to these builders.  There is a lot of truth in the saying, “we reap what we sow”.  Jesus encourages us to keep his sayings and to build our lives wisely on him, the Rock of our salvation (Psalm 95:1). 

When the storms of life come our way, we will not be easily moved if our faith is grounded deeply in him, the rock of ages (Isaiah 26:4 Amplified Bible).  Wonderful promises for this present time and for eternity. 


Father in Heaven, Help me build my life on the foundation of your Son so that when the storms of life come my way, I will be able to stand strong in you.


Study by John Magowan

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