I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock.
Here the Carpenter is talking about quality construction. He says it begins with a rock solid foundation.
He’s not talking about house-building. He is revealing the kind of life that can weather all the storms - when a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.
How do we create such a durable life?
The Teacher says we must come to Him. Hear His words and practice them!
Isn’t this a description of the serious student of Jesus?
And isn’t the Teacher laying out the blueprint for a life that can withstand the trials and tribulations common to all? A way to endure every adversity!
Being a serious student of Jesus is digging deep. Building a life on the rock solid bedrock of His Teaching!
But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.