If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all. —Isaiah 7:9

They loved the view from their new home which was built on the slope near the top of a mountain. “Oh, this is much better than our friend’s home down in the valley. Besides, they had to spend more money than they anticipated when they hit rock,” the husband said. Unfortunately, during a day of very heavy rain, the slope dwellers came home to see their house sliding down the slope and destroyed. The foundation of their house had no solid footing while their friend’s was anchored in the rock and stood firm.

Is your faith in the Solid Rock—firm and secure or is it on soil that sucks in the rain causing instability and impending disaster? Where is your faith focused? Is it on yourself and what you can do or is it on the Solid Rock— Jesus— and what He has done? If you are not firm in your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, you will not have a good support to live life. Your focus will be on yourself and the storms of life will cause you to slip down a slope.

The song says, “My hope found 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. All other ground is sinking sand.” May we truly be firm in the faith of that song or we will not have any firm support that has eternal impact for good!

Dear Father, may I fully trust the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ and then out of loving gratitude live for Him in such a way that others will be impacted to follow Him faithfully. May it be so!

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