A house without a solid foundation simply won’t stand. Everything from the ground up depends on how well that base is completed.
(Luke 6:46-49, NKJV)
“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.”
Warriors discover a similar truth with their training. If foundational training is performed correctly, then experience gained during deployment will build up a soldier. But the warrior who fails to utilize training opportunities at the front end of his or her military career is likely to wash out at some later point of crisis.
Jesus wants us to examine the spiritual foundation of our lives. When people ignore God, life may seem fine for a while. But, when tragedy strikes they are shaken to the core of their identity. Jesus is the only solid foundation.
Are you building your life on Him and obedience to His Word? With that foundation in place, you will be equipped to face whatever challenges life brings your way.
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.