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Bible Ballistics: BBs #620      What Are You Sitting On???

 

I’d like to take some time today to call each of us to examine ourselves to see what we are counting on.  What foundation have you laid for your life.  As an old adage says, “Every pot sits on its own bottom!”  I’ve often heard it said that, “There are no grandchildren in heaven”—simply meaning each individual must be born again themselves, you won’t get in on mother’s or grandmother’s coattails!  We can’t count on someone else to get us to heaven.  John chapter one tells us there is only one way to God/heaven and that’s to become “sons of God” by being born again!

He came unto his own,

and his own received him not.

12 But as many as received him,

to them gave he power

to become the sons of God,

even to them

that believe on his name:

13 Which were born,

not of blood,

nor of the will of the flesh,

nor of the will of man,

but of God.”  John 1:11-13

The main thing I want us to ponder today is, what have you/I done with Jesus?  Are you resting on HIS foundation—the foundation of the sacrifice of His death, burial, and resurrection for sin—or are you sitting on sinking sand? (See 1 Cor 15:1-6)

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine,

and doeth them,

I will liken him unto a wise man,

which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended,

and the floods came,

and the winds blew,

and beat upon that house;

and it fell not:

for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine,

and doeth them not,

shall be likened unto a foolish man,

which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended,

and the floods came,

and the winds blew,

and beat upon that house;

and it fell:

and great

was the fall of it.”  Matthew 7:24-27

We often miss the import of this precious passage that Jesus taught, and write it off to a cute little children’s song; but this is the import of life—what have you done with Jesus.  Have you heard His Word and rejected it, and built on the sinking sand?  The parable here implies that both houses looked alike on the outside, but the foundation will tell the tale.  We can fool other people, we can fool our friends, we can even fool our parents, you may even be fooling yourself—but you can’t fool God!  And the foundation will reveal itself when the trials come—the storms of life—and they will come!  Jesus doesn’t say “if they come”—but “when they come”!

So, the question we need to consider today can make the difference between life and death; sinking or standing; knowing Jesus and walking in His strength and power, or your own.  The choice is yours but choose wisely there is a test!  And there is a storm on the way!   What are you standing/sitting on?  I pray that you are standing on the Rock of Ages—Jesus!

Amen and Amen!!!