One to One: Day 3
by Tracey Armstrong
Matt 7:26-27 “Now everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: “and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” (NKJV)
Today I want you to understand that you must choose how you build. Choose whether you build as a wise man on the rock or whether you build as a foolish man on the sand. What we have not understood is that no matter what, we are building something. Either we build selfish and unsettled edifices for selfish pleasures or we are building selfless and grounded fortresses for God to dwell in. What I’m trying to say is, someone will possess your character and your actions; either God or the devil, and it is your choice who you will build for.
My wife always says that we are constantly in a mode of making provision for something; either we are making provision for the flesh or we are making provision for the spirit. No matter what we do, something is getting fulfilled, your flesh or your spirit.
A person who builds their house on sand is considered by God to be a foolish man. The word for foolish in Greek is the word moros (mo-ros’) which means dull or stupid or heedless or blockhead. That’s right! Stupid! We often think that stupid means that a person cannot comprehend, but this word gives us the idea that a person who refuses to hear instruction is a stupid person. How about blockhead? Have you ever met anyone that you wanted to call a blockhead? This person probably frustrated you because they refused to listen to sound judgment.
A stupid person will always have trouble in their life; they will make wrong decisions and foolish choices that lead to rain, floods, and winds. Let’s say that they don’t cause these problems by their own choice. Let’s say that they are found in the wrong place at the wrong time and they find themselves in the rain, flood, and winds of life. They still are in bad shape because they will not outlast the storm and they will fall. They won’t have small problems, but their problems will always be huge and long lasting. But you don’t have to build for yourself, build for God and He will build your house for you.
Father, take all foolishness away from me. Please give me a heart that desires to hear and receive instruction. I want to be prepared for your Spirit; I want to make provision for you and not for the flesh. I want to make sure that my heart is right and ready for your Spirit.
Today, spend some time meditating and preparing your heart for God to minister to your past. Allow Him to challenge areas of your life that you may have been foolish in and surrender these areas to God so that you will never go that route again. After you have done this, expect God to use your victory as a testimony to help someone else, hopefully the one that is seeking God.