Protection from Water Damage
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” (Matthew 7:25,26)
Read those verses again. Isn’t this what we’re seeing today; heavy rains and floods? But when you think about this scripture, for some reason, you tend to think it only refers to beach front property. This is because we only thought about the man who built his house on the sand. Therefore, we’ve assumed this verse only applies to those intending to build on the beach. But that’s not the whole truth. Though it applies to homeowners there, Jesus also said, ‘on the rock’, which would include all homeowners and all properties. This is because all homes are built on a foundation of either concrete which is made of ‘a coarse gravel or crushed rocks…along with finer materials1’ such as the sand the foolish man used. This means when building a home, you can either build it on rocks or sand. But let’s bring this into today with the floods in the Gulf. How would this apply to them?
The Lord said that whoever hears and does what He says will not fall. Often when you hear that, you think He’s only referring to the person; as if to say that when the storms of life come, you will not fall and that’s absolutely true. But the Lord is so wise that while He’s telling us how to ensure the safety of our person, He also provides us insight on how to ensure the safety of the construction of our homes. I got to thinking about this over the weekend with the floods in the Gulf. I kept seeing posts about pray and while I did, I soon saw that us praying the storms away is good, but then it only sends it away to others, whom we’ll again have to pray for. So, I started to think structurally; meaning, as believers, we know storms will come. In fact, the rain, flood and winds beat on the wise and the foolish man’s house. But how can we, and those impacted by the storm, stay protected?