Build your house on the Rock

On one occasion the great leader Joshua pronounced the following words: “My house and I will serve the Lord.” Maybe you are tormented because you see your home on the verge of destruction and you do not know what to do, and you suffer that every moment that you wake up and look for solutions, such as psychologists, advice from a friend, etc., and you see that nothing works.

The story of Joshua should encourage us greatly, remembering that the people of Israel many times deviated from the way and that burden was on the great leader of Israel, however, in the midst of so many calamities he knew how to define well in whom he had believed and his firm words were: “My house and I will serve the Lord.”

The question is: What are we building our lives on and about what or who are we building our families? We can not leave our children to the world, we can not let our lives be built by the prevailing culture, the right thing to do is to let us be totally influenced by the Word of God. Friends, a family and a life under the power of the Word of God will never be destroyed, but a family and a life that is not built on Christ is destroyed.

Jesus almost always accompanied His sermons with an illustration, which used to be very suitable for the sermon, and Jesus presents us with a great illustration of a man who built his house on the Rock:

47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like.

48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.

Luke 6:47-48

The first thing is: The Word of God. The Bible is the whole foundation that a Christian needs, this is our manual, in the Bible you will find all the instructions we need to live a godly and holiness life. Jesus tells us that everyone who keeps His Word is similar to a man, but not to any man, but to a man who built a house, but did not build it on worldly customs or on ideas without God, no! rather, he built it on the Rock.

Who is the Rock? The Rock is Christ and when we build our families and our lives on Christ, it does not matter the winds, the floods, that the river overflows and comes against us, it does not matter that all the foundations of the earth are removed and want to fall on us. It does not matter at all! Why? Because we have built everything we are on the one who overcame death and its sting. Hallelujah!

Blessed are those who did not see and believed
By their fruit you will recognize them

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8 comments on “Build your house on the Rock

  1. The Word of God ought to be the foundation of our life and our family.
    It is regrettable that somebody when he/she is younger, does not have a good instruction about what is wise to do in his/her life, and he/she is mislead and confused, influenced by family habits or friends. He does not consider the advice of God’s Word. That usually happens even when you belong to a Christian family.
    A spirit of order and correction lead by the Law and fear of God will be good in the beginning of our lives,
    “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.”
    (Proverb 29:18)

    “My house and I will serve the Lord.” Said Joshua. This principle of life is for eternal life. The Lord God blesses those who have His Law into their hearts to serve the Lord. To serve and to rest on Him, on the rock, which is unshakeable.
    Our Lord Jesus Christ says we are wise people if we receive his words and put them into practice, like a man who builds his house on the rock.
    The Rock, strong, unshakeable, sure and true, He is the Father’s anointed, our mediator.
    Jesus said:
    No man can come to me, except the FATHER WHICH HAS SENT ME DRAW HIM: and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:44)
    The Father has sent us to Him to be saved from eternal death. The Lord Jesus Christ will raise us up in the last day.
    Let us be grateful to the Lord for such a great blessing.

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