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Every house that is built starts with the foundation

Every house that is built starts with the foundation. If the foundation is faulty then the house itself will be on an unsure setting. There’s a building that I pass often that my dad pointed out to me one day. He said when it was being built half of it was being put on an area that had fill dirt in it. He advised them that if they built the building that way, half on solid ground and half on fill dirt, that the building would settle and there would be a crack left in the building. Overtime just like my dad said, the end of the building on fill dirt begin to settle and a crack in the building could be seen. Every time I drive by this building and see this crack I’m reminded of the wisdom of my dad. Not only does it speak of the importance of building having a good firm foundation, but it has a deeper meaning to me about the foundation of my life. The “Word says, “Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.”

The foundation of a house usually gets covered up and is unseen. Many times it’s the things that other people do not see that cause the most problems. As one person said, “Who you are when nobody is looking is who you really are.” John Wooden said, “Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” King David killed the bear and the lion while nobody was looking. This strong foundation gave him everything he needed when it came to facing the giant Goliath in public. The Bible says, “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”   Driving by this building, observing the crack in it, reminds me that I want my house built on the rock and not on fill dirt. The rock of the born-again believer is Jesus Christ and His Word.

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