April 20, 2020

Woman standing on a high rock looking out into a misty fog - Photo by Mitchell Hartley on Unsplash

Matthew 7:24–25 (HCSB)
24 “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.

Pastor's Commentary

This passage teaches us that the part of a structure that is visible is only as good as the part of the structure which is invisible. This principle can be applied to our faith. We can verbally profess our devotion to the LORD Jesus, but the storms of life will reveal what our faith (trust) was based upon.

Spiritual jargon and religious phraseology sound good in church but may be seldom uttered when we are not at church. Likewise, with prayers that are lofty and loud in church, but quiet and brief at home. Many professing Christians' faith foundation is built upon other Christians’ approval and not on the Rock (Jesus).

While we all miss coming to 258 Straight Street on Sunday & Wednesday as a family, our salvation does not depend upon brick and mortar built by man; but on the Work of Jesus on the Cross. Therefore, we can stand during this storm (COVID-19), if our foundation is … “on Christ, the solid ROCK, we stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”