Matthew 7:24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock.”
Obviously, building upon a rock is a good idea as it makes for a firm foundation. However, you better make sure the foundation is completely secure, lest you end up with unwanted intruders.
The owner of a California home recently found nearly 100 rattlesnakes living under her house. Al Wolf was tasked with removing the snakes. He is a real rattlesnake wrangler and loves his job despite the risks. He has been bitten 13 times. The drought likely caused the abundance of rattlesnakes, he said, explaining, “the drought will cause them to go to areas where there is water, looking for lizards and rodents.” The likely reason the snakes entered the foundation was due to the cracks, cracks that could be invaded, according to Wolf.
There are two lessons for us to learn regarding our spiritual foundation. First, drought conditions bring danger. We are in the most danger when our spirits are dry. Second, a foundation with cracks is susceptible to intruders. If there are cracks in our foundation it provides a way for unwanted intruders to invade.