Let us take seriously the call to let light shine in our hearts (Matthew 5:14) by building on the proper foundation. We can be a positive influence for godliness to those around us at work, school, and at home. If you do not plant something good, nothing good will ever grow. Remember the story of the big bad wolf? The wolf threatened to huff and puff and blow down the houses of the three little pigs. He succeeded in blowing down two of the houses, but he failed on the third. Why? Because brother number three had the sense to build his house out of bricks and mortar.
Jesus shared a principle that is important for us today. Matthew 7:24-25 – 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. Today families are bombarded on all sides by the big bad wolf. Satan is the one who huffs and puffs and seeks to blow down our homes and tear down our relationships. Therefore, build your life with the mortar of support and encouragement of the Lord.