House on Sand

And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act will be like the foolish man who built his house on sand. — Matthew 7:26.

I know enough about construction to understand that any building, house, or structure is only as stable as its foundation. If one doesn’t sink the pilings deep enough, if the concrete isn’t reinforced, or if the joints are full of termites, at some point it will all come tumbling down.

Jesus reminds us that the same is true in life. If we hear the words of God but fail to act, life’s raging storms and crashing waves will wash away our base and whatever house we have built will come crashing down.

From time to time, I am reminded to fortify my base. How about you? Is your house built on a solid base or sand?



About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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