Proverbs 3 Our coastal land is prone to wind and storms of all kinds. After the storm you can walk the beach and see the erosion and the faltering homes. The last hurricane here in Florida was an example. Today you can walk the beach and see the many homes that have fallen into the sea or are precariously sitting on the edge of the land. Floridians have spent millions to shore up their properties only to see the destructive forces of hurricane winds and waves take their possessions and toss them like rag dolls. Jesus told a similar story about two builders who also faced physical storms of life. One built on the rock and the other on the sand. When the storms came the house on the rock stood firm but the one on the sand fell flat.
Jesus used that illustration to remind us of how our lives mirror the house on the rock or the house on the sand. He is asking us to choose where we put our trust. Is on the rock or on the sand? What do you rely on in times of testing? In what do you trust? Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”
Trust means that you wholeheartedly believe and look to God for how to build your life.