Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders - A Rising Generation

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders - A Rising Generation

Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against the house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.” – Luke 6:47-49

The parable of the wise and foolish builders is also told in Matthew 7:21-27. I choose to use the verses from Luke because of the words “dug down”.

In Joshua Harris’s book Dug Down Deep: Building Your Life on Truths That Last, this parable was at the center of his message. I never truly understood this parable until I read Dug Down Deep.

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