Pastor Barry's "Chapter & Verse" Day 262
September 18; Luke 6:48; 50/260(II); ‘The Firm Foundation’
Luke 6:48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.
Nothing in life comes cheap. This is just as true for spiritual things as for natural things. This verse is part of a short passage, telling us about two men who heard the Word of God. This first man heard the Word of God and did it. He was a doer of the Word. This man is likened to a man who built a house, digging deep to lay the foundation. He kept digging until he hit rock and then built the foundation on that solid rock. The implication is that this man worked hard on building a house that was immoveable. Once the house had a firm foundation, when the waters arose and beat fiercely upon the house, the house remained strong because its foundation was laid on rock. The analogy is this. The Bible says that we are God’s temple (house). Being a doer of the Word means that you exert sincere time and effort to learn what the Bible teaches and then do it. That is like this man who dug deep until he hit solid rock, then building the foundation on that rock. The rock is Jesus Christ. Doing God’s Word is that solid foundation that is built on the Lord Jesus, who is the Word of God. When you are diligent to make the effort to be a doer of the Word, your life will be solid, unmoved by the problems life brings. The man who heard the Word and did not do it was likened to a man who build his house on the earth without a solid foundation. When the floods arose, the house quickly collapsed. There was no foundation dug and laid on the solid rock, Jesus. God’s Word is powerful and will deliver you from the storms of life if it is important enough to you to not only hear it, but determine to do it.