Have you ever had a book change your life? As a kid, I discovered JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series. I read them many times. I was captivated by the struggle of good versus evil and the little guy playing a major part in the final outcome.
There is another book which captivated my mind and heart at a young age which still impacts my life. As a young child, Momma would read us Bible stories. The heroes of my childhood were Samson, David, Moses, and Joshua. Later, I learned about the teachings of Paul, John, and Jesus. I still learn something new and see how the word of God shapes my life. It is no wonder the prophet Isaiah sad “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8 NIV
God’s word is alive and works within us to conform us to the image. They key is to put it into practice. Jesus said, Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24 NIV Jesus instructs us that life built on the rock of His word stands the test of time. He also contrasted that life with a foolish one. “ 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Matthew 7:26-27 NIV.
God’s word is a solid foundation upon which we can build our lives.