Every wise decision we make is one more step toward building our lives on a firm foundation. Jesus compares the house of the wise man to a house built upon a rock (Matthew 7:24–27) to show that biblical wisdom makes our lives stable. We may not see immediate results, but we can think of it like building a house. No one expects a house to be completed after pouring the foundation, cutting the boards, or nailing the first parts of the frame together. We do not assume building a house is impossible when we see our house is not complete after driving the first nail. We move to the next nail, and the next piece, and the next section. Every addition that makes the project look more like a house gives a little more encouragement and reminds us that our work will pay off it we keep working.
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