24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Most of the time when this passage is read the main point people will receive is to build your foundation on Jesus. This is right and true, but I want to take a deeper look into the passage. There are two men one is wise and one is a fool. One builds his house on a foundation which is Jesus and another on a foundation which is anything but Jesus. The thing that gets to me the most is that the “storm” hits BOTH houses. Just because you build your foundation on Christ does not mean you will be spared the storm. 1 Peter says you must suffer “a little while”, this means that storms in this life are expected. And the only difference between us being able to stand or completely crumble to the ground is our foundation.
There is a reason why this passage bears so much weight on me. That season has come into the band and into our lives. Do you know what I mean by “that season”? That time where what you have been working so hard for is being put to the test. Paul in 1 Corinthians chapter 3 would say that it is “being tested by fire”. I don’t want us to be those people or that band that pretends everything is fine and great when the truth is that we are going through some rough times. We are not perfect and I don’t want to pretend that we are. This is the time when the storm comes and we are put to the test, and the question will remain… What is our foundation?