Originally posted September 24, 2015
Luke 6:47-49 … Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.”
A residential road on the Devon coast, now known as Britain’s most dangerous street, was devastated by series of landslides. The result was one home falling over the 150 foot cliff and others had to be evacuated.
The homes, which were worth over $500,000 in US currency, were built in the 1930s. Over 100,000 tons of earth has crumbled from the cliffs beneath the homes.
The owners of these homes, as well as most of the local citizens were shocked by the destruction. These homes, over 80 years old, were considered to be very solid in their construction.
Much like these homes, most people believe their position with God is solid. They are a good person compared to other people and when they die they will go to heaven.
Mark 10:18 … And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.
God does not grade on a curve, comparing how good we are to those around us. I, for one, am thrilled that He doesn’t. If that was the case, how would we know if we were good enough? What if we were one good deed short of being good enough? God requires us to be perfect, and has provided the way for us to be seen as perfect through Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 28:16 … Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’
Jesus lived a perfect life, and died for the sins of the world.
2 Corinthians 5:21 … He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
In order to enjoy Jesus’ perfection, we need only place our full trust in His sacrifice. In other words, build our eternal hope upon the foundation of Jesus.
Placing our faith in Jesus takes just a moment, but its results are eternal.
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