Principle or Preference

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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. The 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.                                            Matthew 7:7-25

Today you have a choice; You can live by your preferences, choices based on your likes and dislikes and whatever seems best at the moment. Or you can live by God’s Word, His fixed principles of conduct and character.

In today’s Scripture, Jesus explains that if you want to be strong enough to withstand the storms of life, you must base your beliefs on something that cannot be moved, that nothing in eternity can overturn. You stand unmovable on the outside because internally, your life is resolutely established on infallible truth. And, of course, the firmest foundation you could ever build your life on is God, His unshakable character, wisdom, and purposes.

But how do you do so? You believe the Lord and obey however He directs you. You allow Jesus to shape how you respond to whatever happens. He loves and He never fails you. So you can know for certain that when you live by the principles of Scripture, you’re setting the foundation to stand strong no matter what occurs.

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

 

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