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The Difference Between Wise and Foolish Builders

Hidden Nuggets Series #90 – “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock…” – Matthew 7:24

Every builder knows you need a strong foundation to support a house.

wise and foolish builders

Build your house on the rock

A concrete slab works.

A poured basement wall placed on a footer works.

So do concrete blocks built on the same footing.

On the other hand, building a house that rested on gravel wouldn’t work in the long run.

Dirt would prove even worse.

It would be devastating on sand.

No one would conceive of building a house on something as unstable as sand, right? Without a solid foundation the ground would buckle under the weight of the house. The slightest storm would wash away the sand and cause the house to crumble.

Ironically though, we do this all the time because we fail to heed to what’s really true. And the contrast between wise and foolish builders is clearly seen in this story from the Bible.

Wise and Foolish Builders

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