Matthew 7:25 says this: “And the rain fell and thefloods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.”
Yesterday we spoke about building our houses on the Rock. Today, we continue this thought in the next verse.
Certain false teachers try to convince Christians that faith in Jesus always results in prosperity, ease, and freedom from disease or harm. This is not only false, it’s a blatant lie. Jesus Himself warned His followers of exactly the opposite: that the path to life was a difficult one entered through a narrow gate (Matthew 7:14; John 6:33). Now He describes difficulty facing every human life, using the picture of a great storm. The rain will fall. The floods will rise. The wind will strike.
Christ does not promise that there will be no storms. What He does promise is that those who trust in Him will survive that storm. He is using the word picture of building a house. This “house” is a person’s spiritual strength, their beliefs, and the life they construct as a result. Those who live by His teaching will be like a man who has built a house on a foundation of rock. The rain fell, the floods came, the wind beat on the house. The house stood through it all because the foundation was sound.
The same storm will come against those who do not trust in Christ and follow His teaching.
In the midst of the storm, our true foundation is Jesus.