“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law. – Matthew 7:24-29 (NIV)

Storms expose things that are not securely fastened. Whether in the natural world with Hurricane Irene or in our personal lives, storms test what we have built. Just as people have seen Irene coming and are making preparations, the Scriptures tell us that we need to secure our lives in Jesus’ teachings during the fair weather, for the storms of life come when we least expect them. How about you? What can you put into practice today?

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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