Your Work Needs a Solid Foundation
When Jesus taught in his hometown, people said, "What's this wisdom that’s been given to him? Isn't this the carpenter?"
Jesus was a builder, a carpenter, and much of his teaching was earthy and practical.
In Matthew 7, Jesus talks about the importance of a firm foundation. A wise man builds his house on solid rock. "The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall."
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. The Carpenter was saying that the most important part of any building is the least visible. To ignore God’s Word is to build our houses on sand. But when we hear the Word of God and act on it, we build on solid rock—in the high calling of our daily work.
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. (Matt. 7:24-25)