Our Little Cat Box

Matthew 7:26 New International Version (NIV)                                                                                          “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.”  

I find this analogy spot-on from personal experience!  In 1998 my wife and I purchased a piece of land on the Gulf coast.  “Land” may not be the best descriptor.  It was just a huge pile of sand.  Dig down about 10 feet and you’d encounter nothing but sand until hitting the water table.  Our little cat box fell far short of being terra firma.  Amazingly, we built a house on it. 

The contractor had to dig 12 feet deep to find enough solid surface to place pylons to support a concrete slab floating on top of the sand.  In the 18 years that we owned the property, nature assaulted it 24/7.  For good measure it threw in three hurricanes and several tropical storms.  We always knew that our house being obliterated wasn’t a question of “if” but of “when”.  We understand the foolishness of building a house on sand! 

I love reading the quotations of Jesus.  Everything he said proved extraordinarily profound.  It’s why we should put His words into practice.  Who are we to question Jesus?  He gave us incredible guidance on how we should live to be godly.  It’s up to us to follow through and not be foolish.  

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