Christ's last words in the sermon on the mount talk about the storms of life. The final four verses (Matthew 7:24-27) teach that these storms will be powerful and that they cannot be avoided. So, the question is not can I avoid the storm, but how can I remain secure when the storm strikes. This much is certain, the storms will come.
Jesus is talking about more than physical dwellings. He is talking about your life. The same things – the rains, the rising streams, the winds will attack each house. Don't be fooled. The security of the house rests not upon the elaborateness and beauty of its construction, but upon the solidness of its foundation.
In the Proverbs the wise are those who fear God. The foolish are those who live as if there is no God. The wise builder's house does not fall in the storm. The house of the foolish builder will fall with a great crash.
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