This house in Three Arch Bay is impressive. It not only looks over the private beach of that community, but has an incredible unobstructed view! It looks like it may just last forever, being that it is built on rock.
The verse for today describes the wise man as one who puts the words of Jesus into practice. He is likened to a man who builds his house on rock. When I think of rock I think of something strong, solid and durable. The house will withstand storms because of the foundation. Isaiah 28:16 says the stone is tested and is a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation. So, not only do His words serve as the rock on which we build our lives, but Jesus Himself is that Rock!
Some people build their lives on whatever the current thinking is. And there is so much pressure to follow suit. But when storms come, their houses fall and their lives are in shambles. They have based their lives on sinking sand. Being on the rock means I cannot be swayed. The rock is not going to slip and slide. Being on the rock means that my life can be an example to my children and my grandchildren. At the end of a life built on the rock, there will be something there to pass on to one’s descendants. I want to pass on a legacy of obedience to Christ that glorifies Him. I want my family to see in my life that all the blessings I enjoyed were a direct result of my obedience to His words. Because of Him I will not be moved!