House on the rock

“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:” (Matthew 7:24)

The little house in the image above looks so tiny. All alone in that snow-covered hill, surrounded by snow. How does such a small house survive potential avalanches and blizzards that threaten to bury it in the snow. I found this quote about how it was done hundreds of years ago

“By stacking tree trunks one on top of another. By stacking tree trunks one on top of another and overlapping the logs at the corners, people made the “log cabin“. They developed interlocking corners by notching the logs at the ends, resulting in strong structures that were easier to make weather-tight by inserting moss or other soft material into thenother and overlapping the logs at the corners, people made the “log cabin“. They developed interlocking corners by notching the logs at the ends, resulting in strong structures that were easier to make weather-tight by inserting moss or other soft material into the” (Wikipedia, 2021)

The man was wise because he did two important things The first was that he accurately assessed the atmospheric enemy that would face his home. The second was that he gathered courage to build his house correctly. In other words he did not allow the weather to overwhelm him into inactivity nor did he take it with levity. The result was that rains and floods came and the house was firm.

Noah knew alot about this. He spent 100 years constructing a house to last the flood. As the rain began there were plenty of perishing people beating with all of their might to get inside of the ark. Unfortunately for them, God made sure the door could not open from the inside. Today is as good a day as any to take inventory of your site. Your current situation aside, are you truly building eternally. When the rains come down and the floods come up, will you stand firm? Food for thought. Talk to you Sunday.

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