April 19 Devotion

A Solid Foundation

Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them… is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. LUKE 6:47–48 NKJV

Jesus talked about two men who were building houses. One built his house on a solid rock foundation—and when the storms came, his house stood. The other man built his house on sand—and when the storms came, his house crumbled and fell. Many people today live in homes built on sand. Lacking the right foundation, their family is in trouble. What about you? When the floods of sorrow, the waves of temptation, and the gales of adversity come, will your home stand? Make Jesus Christ the foundation of your home—and your life. I believe that no home can stand unless the family in that home has a strong faith in Jesus. There needs to be family prayer and Bible reading, and active involvement in a church where Christ is taught and followed. God’s patter for a strong, Christ-centered home is best fulfilled by a godly father and mother—but even when this isn’t possible because of death or divorce, Christ can still help you build your home on His will. On what are you building the foundation of your home? The rock of Christ’s teaching or the sand of self-will?