Hear It, Believe It, Build It

“He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.”

– Luke 6:48

One of the best and smartest things that has ever been said is that there are two types of people in this world. First, there are those who hear the word of God, believe it, and act or build upon it. Someone like that would be like a person who built their house on the foundation of a rock. There is also a second type of person. Someone who heard God’s Word and believed it, but didn’t act upon it. It was that person who built their house on the sand, though a better translation would be to say that they built their house on a wadi.

Many people here in Southern California are unfamiliar with wadis, unless they live in Palm Springs, our local desert. A wadi was considered the most dangerous part of the desert in Jesus’ day. A wadi is a dry riverbed that is common in desert regions such as the Middle East. Although they remain dry most of the year, they can experience sudden and dramatic flooding after heavy rains. 

Friend, the rock we should build upon is God’s word.  Any person who doesn’t follow what Jesus says doesn’t build their house on the rock. They are building their house on a wadi. What is the house? YOU are the house! Although the rains of life will come, in order to become a stronger person, work today when tough times are not here. Build your house by becoming a student of the Word. As you build, you put a brick on a rock, and you prepare yourself for a bright future!


Father, assist me in becoming a dedicated student of the Word of God.


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