As I was having quiet time tonight, I came across a verse in Matthew.
“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
This verse is so self explanatory, and it came straight from the God of the Universe’s mouth. I love how plainspoken God is with us. Reading the word of God, but not living the word of God defeats the purpose that God has intended for us. God is literally telling us that practicing the gospel makes us wise, and even when the wise face hardships, they will not fall. And, on the other hand, when the foolish face hardships, they will “fall with a great crash.”
Reading the bible is one of the first steps in getting to know God. But, reading the bible and practicing what it tells us to do is the foundation that we build our lives upon.
Similarly, Isaiah 7:9 says, “If you do not stand firm in faith, you shall not stand at all.”
stand firm my friends,