Ozark Christian Living

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Castles in the Sand

February 9

 "... a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:"  Matthew 7:26






"Many ... have built over a sinkhole of sin ... while convincing themselves all is well."






 "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"  True enough, but the context of The Sermon on the Mount demands: If your foundation is sand, will your house (life) stand the judgment of GOD?  The foundation is obedience to the gospel call of JESUS CHRIST!  Are you deaf to the duty of man?  "... Fear GOD, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." 
There are building codes of grace when it comes to the Christian life (cf. 1 Corinthians 3:9-13) ... and by virtue of the codes, comes an INSPECTOR.  We are far too savvy to buy spiritual swamp land, but Satanic real estate agents are selling beach front property hand over fist ... and most disconcerting is that his chief branch is at the front door of the church.  One would think, in looking at what calls itself Christianity, that the whole world is an island given the measure of sand held beneath most of our structures.  JESUS tells the story of two houses in Matthew 7, identical, save the foundations.  "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."  Many who fancy themselves as eternal speculators have built over a sinkhole of sin foolishly comparing their house (life) with the neighbor across town, while convincing themselves all is well.  Our SAVIOR thus concludes the greatest sermon ever preached with a warning: "And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it."  Biblically, Hurricane Judgment lies just off the coast of mankind gaining strength day by day.  Soon, it will make landfall, the EYE passing directly over your house (life).  If all this be true, and it is, then the obvious question is: How's your foundation?

"And every one that heareth these sayings of MINE, and doeth them ..."  Many of us hear, but how few there are which heed.  Are we currently, fervently, doing the "sayings" of JESUS CHRIST?  If so, the INSPECTOR certifies of your life that:

"I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:"

For Love of Country
Nathaniel Greene (1742 - 1786)
(General in the Revolutionary War)
"Permit me, then, to recommend from the sincerity of my heart, ready at all times to bleed in my country's cause, a declaration of independence; and call upon the world, and the great GOD WHO governs it, to witness the necessity, propriety and rectitude thereof ... Let us, therefore, act like men inspired with a resolution that nothing but the frowns of Heaven shall conquer us."

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