“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Matthew 7:24-27
There was a family, a man named Joseph and his wife Margarita, along with their two little ones (3 and 1 years old). I remember when they went to church and were fervent in spirit; until one day Joseph decided to stop going to church, influenced by a co-worker.
Some time passed and we learned that this man was cheating on his wife, but not only with one woman, but with several. A while after, that man fell into the hands of a woman who was the daughter of a drug dealer (obviously he didn’t know it at first), but when Joseph wanted to leave her to go with another, this woman revealed herself and said who she really was, the point is that he was threatened with death if he dared to leave her (one could say that he is a slave to her), and then he had to leave his wife and his two children to stay with this perverse woman.
Today they are a destroyed family, Margarita married another man , and she had to send her three-year-old son to her parents’ house (in another state) because she could not afford to have him with her, since his youngest son needs special care because he has Down syndrome.
Here we see a clear example of how someone can fall into ruins in the blink of an eye, and all because they were not firm on the rock (in the word of God).
What happens to you when trials, afflictions, difficulties come? Do you trust and go on regardless of what is presented or do you surrender?
IS YOUR HOUSE BUILT ON THE ROCK OR ON SAND?
You, reading this, I bless you and I hope you can put into practice this word that under the mercy of GOD you are receiving.
DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED, GO ON, GO ON, BE STRONG. AND IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN FIRM UP TO THIS POINT. MAY GOD BY THE POWER OF THE WORD ESTABLISH YOU ON THE ROCK THAT IS JESUS.