“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” Matthew 7.24-27
The first person’s vision was not to remain in the house for a long time, but to live in it forever. For him, it was not enough to just have a house, his biggest concern was over what it would be built, because he knew the rains would come, the winds would blow, the river would overflow and the problems would impetuously come upon this house.
It was important to have a house; however, this wasn’t his greatest concern. The foundation of his construction was more important. For this reason, he was not anxious, nor did he rush. He did things with caution, because he was aware that time was not the most important thing. He knew that building it on the rock would require sacrifice, but it would give him assurance that his home wouldn’t be at risk, though it would pass through everything it did.
This is intelligent faith; it is the vision of the Altar!!!
On the other hand, the second represents the person whose eyes are focused on the house. All he’s worried about is having a house. Anxiety and haste cause him to become blind in regards to what is most important, which is the foundation. He wants a house and does not care about what it is built upon. He works hard to have it, but does not want to sacrifice to build the proper foundation, and so, Jesus calls him a foolish man! When the wind blew, the rain descended and the river overflew, he is greatly ruined. This is called emotional faith, and happens when the person’s vision is set on the gold!
Every achievement is important, however, more important than any achievement, no matter how great it may be, is the construction of the foundation. The foundation is Jesus, who is the Word!
What good is obtaining an achievement and, sooner or later, the rain, the wind or the river takes it away?
Have you ever heard that expression, “fall like a house of cards”? Certainly, you don’t want your house to fall; therefore, you should take care of its foundation.
When Jesus refers to the house, He is referring to our lives!