A culture founded on rock and one built on Sand was what Messiah Jesus taught about in conclusion of His Sermon on the Mount. The one built on a rock resembles a wise man who builds a firm foundation for his of life by hearing and acting on Jesus’ teachings. It withstands heavy winds and torrents. Those hearing Jesus’ teaching and not acting on them resembles a fool who builds his house on sand. The heavy rain descends and the winds blow upon the house and it falls.
“24Every one who hears these my teachings and acts upon them will be found to resemble a wise man who builds his house upon rock; 25 and the heavy rain falls, the swollen torrents come, and the winds blow and beat against the house; yet it does not fall, for its foundation is on rock.
26 And every one who hears these my teachings and does not act upon them will be found to resemble a fool who builds his house upon sand. 27 The heavy rain descends, the swollen torrents come, and the winds blow and burst upon the house, and it falls; and disastrous is the fall.” Matthew 7:24-27 WNT
We live in a culture founded on rock in the midst of a culture built on sand.
Hearing and acting on Messiah Jesus’ teachings is how we build a firm foundation for our way of life. Messiah Jesus is the cornerstone of our foundation. Ephesians 2:20
Messiah Jesus was crucified, dead and buried. He was God His Father’s perfect sacrifice Who shed His blood in our behalf for the forgiveness of our sins. The moment we believed in Messiah, God declared us holy through that new covenant justice.
Jesus set us free from the fear of death through which the devil subjects unbelievers to lifelong slavery. Hebrews 2:9-18
God has delivered us out of the dominion of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His Son. Colossians 1:3-13
A culture built on sand is Pagan
A culture built on sand falls. “And every one who hears these my teachings and does not act upon them will be found to resemble a fool who builds his house upon sand. 27 The heavy rain descends, the swollen torrents come, and the winds blow and burst upon the house, and it falls; and disastrous is the fall.” Matthew 7:26-27 WNT
Pagans view hating God, God’s people and moral restraint is Politically correct. Pagans embrace “adultery, fornication, uncleanness/moral impurity, lasciviousness/insolent disregard of decency, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance/rivalry, contention, wrangling, emulations/jealousy, wrath/hatred, strife, seditions/divisions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like.” (Gal 5:19b-21a)
Pagans say, anyone pointing out those are sins is wrong, politically incorrect and judgmental.
The majority of Pagans feel such behavior is ideal for them to build their political party, take over America and rule as tyrants imposing their evil will over their subjects.
Paul defines the walk the Pagans exhibit daily.
In the first century, Jews started following Messiah Jesus after the Day of Pentecost when God poured out the Holy Spirit. Paul was a Jew and like them, he regarded Gentiles as Pagans. Most times you read Gentile in the Bible, it means Pagan. So, walking as a Gentile means as a Pagan.
“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their hearts. They, having become callous, gave themselves up to lust, to work all uncleanness with greediness.” Ephesians 4:17-19 WMB
We are urged not to live that way.
“Don’t love the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father’s love isn’t in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, isn’t the Father’s, but is the world’s. The world is passing away with its lusts, but he who does God’s will remains forever. 1 John 2:15-17 WMB
Now is the time for all who believe in our God of the Bible to help build a culture founded on rock and live for Messiah Jesus.
Let’s pray Paul’s prayer for one another. “… we do pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of the calling, and may fulfill all the good pleasure of goodness, and the work of the faith in power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 YLT