“My Hope Is Built ...”
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock” Matthew 7:24.
You probably can’t read this passage from the Sermon on the Mount without the children’s song running through your head. In this very simple illustration, Jesus makes us reflect on which foundation we build our lives. If sand, it will crash; if rock, it will stand firm. The third stanza of the song states this very thing: “So build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ ….” In another song, we speak about where we place our hope: “My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame [thing of this world], But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.” So is it? Do you truly put all of your future on Jesus’ blood and righteousness and not gamble your eternity with God by living for this world? How you live determines where you are building your hope—in things that are temporary or eternal. But “when He shall come in trumpet sound,” if we have lived for things above, then we will be “faultless to stand before the throne.”
By your life, is it “on Christ, the Solid Rock” you stand, finding “all other ground is sinking sand”?