Luke 6:48 Dig Down Deep

Luke 6:48 (KJV)
He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

Just here we discover why many Christians struggle in the storms of life. 

The parable goes this:

There is one who builds his house upon the rock. 
The storms come, the floods rise, the winds beat upon the house, but it stands because it’s built upon the rock. 

There is another who builds his house upon the sand. 
The storms come just as they do for the other. In this case the house falls to a great ruin. 

But wait. 

The first man “digged deep” to find that solid rock. I am afraid that many Christians have built on top of the rock, but they didn’t dig down to that rock. They became content building on 

  • the same doctrines, 
  • the same practices, 
  • the same songs, 
  • the same church, 
  • the same standards, 
  • the same friendships and fellowship 

as those who have built upon the rock. 

They assumed it was enough because they built their lives just like those thriving, growing, strong believers have. But they never dig down to the rock, Jesus Christ. 

Stable Christianity begins in Christ. Sure, church, standards, doctrine, associations all play into a strong Christian walk, but those things alone can wash away. That which can never move is Jesus. 

Dig down to Christ. Never content yourself in anything less than Jesus Christ. From Him all the rest makes sense and has meaning. 

Upon Him, no storm can shake you. 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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