Saturday 02 March 2019

Bible Book:

'The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!’ (v. 27)

Matthew 7:24-27 Saturday 2 March 2019

Psalm: Psalm 88


What type of ground is your faith built on? This passage always reminds me of the Parable of the Sower. This is, of course, another passage about faith and the depth that it goes to. As in the Parable of the Sower, today's passage warns the listener to set a firm foundation of faith in Jesus. Like the famous hymns ‘Will your anchor hold?’ and ‘Firm Foundation’, all these point to the fact that our souls should be investing in Jesus.

At a previous Worship Academy session on ‘Worship in Tough Times’ our guest speaker explored with us the need to allow the congregation an opportunity to rage at God. Not to shy away from the difficulties and pain that exists in today’s world; natural disasters, terrorism, Brexit, domestic abuse and child abuse.

To build our faith on firm foundations, solid rock, good soil and not concrete paths, rocky ground or sand means we have a truth to abide by. We are called to stand firm in our faith so that it why it needs to be built on firm ground. This firmness might be our theology, doctrine or simple knowledge of what our God is calling us to do and be.


To Ponder:

  • What do you need to do to make the ground solid around you?
  • What are the difficult issues for you in our society today? How as Christians can we help each other with these?
  • Listen to the hymn 'Will your anchor hold?' (Singing the Faith 645)
  • Pray that you may be guided by this reading today. 
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