Today’s faithful daily read is Luke 6:46-49.
Only Jesus’ words are secure enough to anchor your life to!
Nothing complicated about this parable. No great decoding required. We ‘get it’ in the same time it takes to read it. And yet…
…it can take a lifetime of fighting it to learn how profound it is.
…it can take a lifetime of flirting with the world to appreciate just how weak the world’s value system is.
…it can take a lifetime to learn NOT to buy off the plans when the ad reads ‘Sandy Cape Real Estate: Glamorous life-castles on the beach. Knock down prices!’.
The world is nothing more than a shonky real estate developer selling life castles with serious engineering defects—shifting foundations! Ever noticed how often cultural values shift? Each new social epoch lays claim to higher enlightenment. Yet society continues to decline, and life continues to collapse under the battering of life’s storms.
The social engineers spin a line that the castles of the previous era were too rigid for sandy conditions, that’s why they collapsed…”but now with greater knowledge we can build bigger more elaborate castles on even more unstable sand”. As if! Life requires a secure footing. Jesus says, ‘I am the WAY, the TRUTH and the Life”. Jesus is telling life engineering truth.
It needn’t take a lifetime to get this parable. We can get straight away. As we lay the foundations of our relationships, careers and families on Jesus we begin building life that works, and which leads to heaven. When we read the Bible and pray daily we are reading the very master plan for life and consulting with the architect!
Dig into God’s word and anchor there. Commit the detail of your life construction in prayer to God. Build on Jesus. After a lifetime of storms you will comprehend just how faithful a rock Jesus has been for you.
Trust him with it all.