“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall” Matthew 7:24-27.
Jesus equates obedience to building your house on a firm foundation. Who is this foundation? None other than Jesus Himself. However, those who only listen to what God says (and don’t do it) are likened to a man who builds his house on the sand.
“[T]he rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” This is a powerful and scary warning. If you’re just attending Church, hearing God’s Word, but don’t apply it to your life and don’t obey God, the Bible calls you foolish.
COVID is a good example of this “rain,” “floods,” or “winds.” These are related to natural disasters as COVID is a natural disaster. COVID has either brought people closer to God or further from God. There are some who aren’t Christian after having gone through this period of COVID. They would be those with a house built on the sand. The scary warning given to those who built their house on sand is this: “And great was its fall.”
“Great was its fall” is an ominous warning to those who don’t follow what God says. This is the sudden destruction of spiritual life. It could mean at the end of someone’s life and they go to Hell, or it could potentially be the falling away of someone from the faith (1 Timothy 4:1, Hebrews 6:6).
Whatever this “fall” refers to exactly, it isn’t good. So the question is: What kind of foundation do you want to have when the wind blows? The storm is coming, so be sure you've built your home on the right foundation.