The Solid Rock

"Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock." -Luke 6:47-48

Just like the man in this Scripture, all of us want to build our lives on something that is solid, firm, and secure as stone. That “something” we seek is indeed a stone, and 1 Peter 2:6 declares that Christ is that cornerstone. 

But this text also points out that the type of man we are to emulate is the one who hears the sayings of the Lord and does them. Those two facts cannot be separated: if we want to build our lives on Christ, the chief cornerstone, we must hear and obey His Word. When life seems to change as frequently as shifting sand, with challenging circumstances, broken relationships, and fluctuating social standards, it is to the solid, rock-like foundation of Scripture we must turn. 

With the psalmist, let us daily cry out: Lord, “lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 61:2). That’s the only sure place to build our lives!