If you take a Louisville Slugger wooden baseball bat and place it in my hands, at best it will be worth what it was originally purchased for. But if you take the same Louisville Slugger and you put it in the hands of Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, it is going to be worth much more than it was originally sold for. Why is that? What changed? It’s still the same Louisville Slugger. The only difference is the person in whom you placed the bat in. It’s not about the bat, but it has everything to do with the person. It’s about someone not something.
Jesus describes for us these two different people in Luke 6. One person relies on someone, the other relies on something. Here is what Jesus says “Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.” (Luke 6:47-49 NKJV) As far as we know both houses used the same building material, both houses were built in the same vicinity, and both houses experienced the storm. But only one house was left standing. That’s because one builder relied on someone while the other relied on something.
Don’t fall into the trap of relying on something to get you through life. Don’t place your trust in your job, your bank account, or your social status. But put your faith in Someone and that Someone being Jesus. Because at the end of the day if you place your trust in something, when the storm comes, you’ll be knocked to the ground. But if you place your trust in Someone, when the storm comes, you’ll be left standing. Things can be taken away and will eventually fade away, but Jesus will never fade.