Christian Article, Houses, part 2

Christian Article, Houses, part 2

Point 2: Building Your House Upon a Solid Foundation
Key verses: Luke 6:46-49

“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? ‘Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. “But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.”

Building a house requires having a solid foundation to base itself upon. When the house isn’t built structurally right, or if the mortar isn’t the right materials or not cohesive to keeping bricks firm and united, then the house becomes very susceptible to collapse as floodwaters beat against the structure.

Using an analogy, a “house” can represent “I, you, we, family, school, church, community, nation, and or world”. Going back to Luke 6:46-49, if “houses” don’t base its foundation upon “listening and obeying Christ’s teachings”, then people in it are susceptible to collapsing into a “heap of ruins.” Inversely, obedience makes “our house” rigid and firm in spite of floodwaters, “because it is well-built”.

Floodwaters today beat upon our “house” as our sins have done us in. Riots and rabid racism, countless killings of the innocent, domestic violence and endless wars, disheartening criticism and quarreling, thievery and deceit, rape and child abuse, anger outbursts, drunkenness and adultery, and selfishness, greed, etc. has for many, made life masters of men.

Who is the tyrant that tyrannizes mankind? Man, himself.

“Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord”. (Sallust, Roman historian & politician (86 BC – 34 BC)

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