The Wise and Foolish Builders24"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. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But 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. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."
28When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
We asked the girls what it meant to build their house upon the Rock. They told us about how you have to believe in Jesus. We talked to them about how it isn't enough to just believe, but to build your house upon the Rock, you must live out what you believe. We talked about what it means to be a foolish man.
Our middle child said in a soft voice, I know kids that don't believe in Jesus. It was really sad to hear her voice. She understands the consequences of not believing. Our oldest was able to explain to us that If you are wise you will go to heaven and if you are foolish you will go to hell. Pretty deep for an eight year-old, but she knows what she believes.
Our biggest prayer as parents is to build our house upon the Rock of Jesus Christ. To live our lives as an example to our girls so that they will grow up and also build their homes upon the Rock. Listening to their little childlike faith so far, I think they are headed in the right direction.