This week, we’re looking at foundations in life.
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” (Matthew 7:24-27 ESV)
Truth 1: We all build on something in life, and that makes all the difference.
Both guys in this story want the same thing – a house. And they build one.
What’s different is location, location, location.
Just for fun, I recently toured an open house that’s double the price of my own. The house has some premium finishes, sure, but not enough marble and granite to double the price. The price difference was because of the location…the land is what’s most valuable.
Are you happy with where you’re building life? We build on all kinds of things: Career, Kids, Sexuality, Power, Control, etc.
We can build some beautiful homes on those foundations, but it’s all for nothing if the foundation crumbles and all that beauty falls down.
The foundation in life is the number one decision, upon which all other decisions are dependent. If your foundation decision is about debt reduction, then you’ll sacrifice other things to pay down a loan. If it’s your kids, then you’ll sacrifice travel and independence. These are just examples, of how the foundation impacts other areas of life.
Question: What do you think is the difference between a sand and rock foundation in life? Give some examples.
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