Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
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 (NIV))
We all know the song that is based on this verse. I bet you found yourself singing it as you read these words.
Have we, as a nation, allowed our foundation to be eroded? Is it as firm as it used to be? What has caused our foundation to become eroded? How can we repair our foundation?
I realize that I ask a lot of questions. These are questions that we have probably ignored for too long.
Are we still a nation based on Biblical principles? Do we still stand firm on God’s Word? Do we still uphold the truths that God has given to us?
As I watch things unfold in this nation, and in the world, I see our foundation being eroded more and more all of the time. It may simply be what is being reported, but the old saying is true – if you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes accepted as truth.
Is there a remnant in this country who will stand firm in God’s word? Will we, as individuals, still build our own lives upon the firm foundation that is Jesus Christ?