Once there were three Christians. Each built their faith on what they deemed right. The first Christian built their faith on the law, the next on good works, and the third on the Gospel of Jesus' finished work on the cross. Then one day the enemy came along and decided to attack. First he came to the one whose faith was in the law. Well he huffed and he puffed and he blew their faith away. Then he came to the one whose faith was in good works. He huffed and he puffed and he blew their faith away too. Finally he came to the one whose faith was built on the Gospel. He huffed and he puffed, and he huffed and puffed some more, but he couldn't blow their faith away. Confused the enemy went away to return again another day.
We aren't promised that we won't be tried but we are guaranteed to have something to stand on. As long as we're standing on the right thing.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. -Matthew 7:24-27
"My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus' blood and Righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus name. On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand." - Edward Mote 1834
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