Luke 6:49 But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.” (NASB)
How do we prepare when a storm is coming? When I was 12 years old I witnessed my first hurricane. It was a category 5 named Gilbert (Gilberto). It hit land with 125 mph winds. I remember my parents scrambling to secure every door, they brought everything we owned that was outside inside the house. They boarded the windows and stocked our food pantry. Eight hours later, many homes were destroyed and many lives were lost. In its path from Jamaica to the United States 318 people were killed.
Jesus wants to warn us about the incoming storm. Oh, it’s coming! We can not avoid it. No matter who we are the storm is going to hit us. Depending where you have laid your foundation, your house will either stand or fall. Jesus wants us to build our foundation on him. We need to build a firm foundation, not the house itself. The house will be built by God. Build your foundation on Jesus!