Sand of Emotion


Now, I don’t have much to say on this at the moment. Honestly, this is mere revelation.

We are stupid.

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

Matthew 7:24-27

We are building our lives on sand, and Christians are just as guilty as everyone else.

I am guilty. I allow my emotions to heavily influence my decisions. I think because we use our emotions before allowing rational thought to occur, we allow our foundation to our moral decisions to be built on sand. We screw up over and over and over because we have no truth and logic to stand on.

When we begin our pursuit of truth, we must never start with emotion but rather with rational thought. Sure, emotion will seep its way into our decisions here and there, but it must never be the main way we make choices. Divorces occur because one cannot see the others perspective. Adultery is made because emotion tells one that their pleasure is more worthy than their spouse. Murder occurs when the heart is dead to any other lawful resolution. When we give into emotion and no reason, we are setting forth a runaway train that will destroy everything in its path.

Rational thought does not come easy. It requires a slow and painful process of searching for truth. You must layer your thinking brick by brick and secure your discoveries with mortar. Think about it! Do we use mortar to build on our emotions. No, we use mud. When it rains, mud begins to dissolve and the bricks will crumble.

My hope is that I begin to build my worth on rational thinking. I know that through reason, things will begin to make sense. Life will become something enjoyable. Hope will become attainable. Joy will last.

On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.

All other ground is sinking sand.

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