Build on the Rock (Jesus)

Measure, layout and build your life on the Rock according to the Bible, as you naturally want to make your life better for yourself and everyone involved. Your life is "a Be a Christian Political Activist for Conservative Issues" made uniquely with various influences that shape you and much of that may be strictly up to you.

Jesus said, "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock." (Matthew 7:24)[1]

How can you build it wisely, on what base, and on what foundation? If you want to build on a good foundation, here are the steps:


  1. Consider whether you will place your confidence in the Avoid Sabotaging Your Success in Life (Christian). "Confide in Jehovah for ever; for in Jah, Jehovah, is the Rock of Ages." (Isaiah 26:4)[2] The name of Jesus means "Yahweh-saves" which is the same as "Yehoshua," "Jehovah-saves." wikipedia:Jehoshua Name Jesus is the Lord, the Savior and the "Word made Flesh", ie: Jehovah lives...:
    • The Lord lives; and blessed be my Rock; and exalted be God -- the rock of my salvation!(2 Samuel 22:47)[3]
    • Jesus Christ is "...the spiritual rock [that gave water to Israel in the wilderness] that rock was Christ." (1 Corinthians 10:4) [4]
  2. Do not act religious. Meaning this: avoid pride in name-brand or branch of Christianity that has developed in about 2000 years, as being better for as long as salvation is by grace through faith not of yourself it is the gift of God, then it matters little:
    • "Are you a Christian?" Some answer: "I'm a ____________..." (name a denomination or church). That is not the question.
      • Going to the garage or barn doesn't make you a car or a horse. Just going to Show That You Are a Christian make you Christian... Symbols and gestures cannot make you a Christian.
      • Help Children Learn Conservative Christian Values is about judging, doing, acting and going [especially] to their kind of Christian church and doing their traditions, but not crediting it all to God, and His grace and forgiveness which is available to all who are penitent/repentant.
  3. Accept The Good News, and give it to others; pass it on, so for as He is so are we (we must rely on Truth) when we are founded upon the rock:
    • Ask for and thank God for His kind of change and love: a new life in Christ.
      • Anger turning to hate against wrong doers may be understandable, but God's grace can save the worst. Pray for help and confess hate and anger that lingers for days... "Don't let the sun go down on your anger." -- try to make it right (be penitent yourself), and forgive the repentant.
  4. Accept God's discipline and correction to Go to a Higher Place Through Jesus on the Rock:
    • Accept help for change desiring a fresh start, repenting and receiving it.
  5. Consider your base being Jesus Christ in the hurricanes of life. Jesus said: "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." (Matthew 7:25) [5]
  6. Pray and Receive the Desires of Your Heart. Receive the desires of your heart by aligning your desires in Christ with God's will; what is right, just, honest and is not self-righteous (Luke 6:37)[6]:
    • "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged:
    • condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned:
    • forgive, and ye shall be forgiven..."
  7. Be generous and you will receive and so give [or lend] expecting no return at all... "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you." (Luke 6:38)[7]
  8. Plan ahead. Plan for now (short term goals), and later (long term goals) for your individual way to act upon your faith, your own hopes, dreams and visions for your individual life.
  9. Consider life on the rock is: about relationships. By this you all know that you are my disciples: if you love one another." (John 13:35) [8]
  10. Boast in the unmerited grace and in the love of God.
    • If the grace and the love of God is your boast then you will not be judging or boasting about your goodness...
    • "But I will never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. By his cross my relationship to the world and its relationship to me have been crucified [with Christ]." (Galatians 6:14) [9]
  11. Get onto the foundation so your life in Christ is started and is inspected by the "Master Builder" -- Jesus Christ, ie: listen to the Holy Spirit and to your conscience, but that must agree with the "Bible": "For no one can lay any other foundation than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 3:11) [10]
  12. Change. You can improve your plans and your building as needed after inspections, Find the Faith to Endure Life's Storms According to the Bible: Jesus said, "For John [the Baptist] came to you [people] to call you to righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax-collectors and the harlots had faith in him: and you, when you saw it, neither regretted your sins, nor believed him." (Matthew 21:32)
  13. Repent. Be penitent. Repent - means be willing to change, and try if you need to change your ways (and perhaps pay back people you had wronged then do so as you can...) -- then God's Spirit will help you by the Word and will direct your pathway by the "Bible" with guidance of God's Holy Spirit and by His people (church). "I say to you, 'Except you repent (change), you shall all likewise perish'." (Luke 13:5)[11]
    • Be penitent as that is needed, but know that you can not barter for or pay for your soul's salvation or for His grace. Both are free, but then you do the work for others but not to impress anyone including yourself. Be contrite.
  14. Study the plans to accept grace and for options that describe building regulations in your life according to the Bible. "Study to show yourself to God as an approved workman that need not be ashamed, and who rightly handles the word of Truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)[12]
  15. Share the word of God. Plan a Bible Study in Adult Classes, Youth Sunday School and in fellowship with more experienced Christians like your youth leader, your pastor, parents, deacons, or others.
  16. Consider finding a mentor. Look for someone to learn from, someone to help you study the Bible and live for the good of others doing good to others for God. Be humble in dealing with others.
  17. Follow Jesus daily without letting things stop you. "Jesus looked at him and loved him. 'One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me (the Rock)'" (Mark 10:21)[13]
  18. Help others see Jesus like you do. Take your opportunity to invite someone to church and mentor them in Christ (be a good friend, as a Christian)... if you know what you believe, and so you are serving Jesus, God and the Spirit.
  19. See the plot of the development and use it, ie: the map is Jesus and the "Bible. ""Jesus (the rock) said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me'..."" (John 14:6)[14]
  20. Build more. Show an increase (profit) in building after you receive your appointment (salvation) and are building your life (on The Rock) -- then add buildings (win souls) to "grow" in God's way (vine/tree), in God's will: "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise." (Proverbs 11:30)[15]
  21. Continue in building the vine -- add branches. Here is a metaphor or a simile: "I (The Rock) am the vine and you are the branches. Remain in me (The Rock), and I will remain in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself -- that is, if it does not continue in the vine -- so neither can you if you do not continue in me (The Rock)..." (John 15:4)[16]
    • I chose you to bear fruit (in the cleft of the Rock; I am in you and you're in the Rock of Ages.):
    • "You did not choose me, but I chose you and you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last... " (John 5:16)[17]
  22. Avoid building on a weak foundation:
    • flaky, crackling layers of confused purposes,
    • rubble of ruins in failures and poor efforts,
    • loose gravel of defeat from fussing or even hating,
    • slippery style of fear of agreeing with others who are serving God...
  23. Be in prayer, for planning your life on your and God's purposes: "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the congregation and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full." (Matthew 6:5)[18]
  24. Get the engineering. Receive the Holy Spirit giving guidance, comfort, joy while learning, relearning, if that is needed for your goals to be met. " I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but wait in the city of Jerusalem, until you are endued with power from on high." (Luke 24:49)[19]
  25. Smile and finish your work with help from many resources. Pursue training and an education, which will be useful and helpful, which makes it possible to get your foot inside the door in various places and stations in life. "Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means..." (2 Corinthians 8:11 )[20]
  26. Give God the credit for peace when you trim, do finishing, redo, and remodel your life when needed. "LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us." (Isaiah 26:12)[21]
  27. Find Power in Weakness Through God. Choose your close friends well, think of dating as possibly leading to marriage so don't choose really silly, wild and crazy people. Hang around with people who are into following God's will, but not being controlling; not judging everyone harshly. "Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange doctrines, but gaining inner strength from God's kindness is good for us..." (Hebrews 13:9)[22]
  28. Devote your life to God. Stay invested and keep your eye on the goal during life's experiences, making investments and accounting for the costs, in the good or hard times. Invest in your friends, your spouse, in children and in your charity in the community to help the less fortunate to find their way.
  29. Lean and press forward toward the future. "Strain toward what is ahead... press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called you heavenward in Christ Jesus..." (Philippians 3:14)[23]
  30. Dig deep to find the solid rock, in God's Truth, Life and the Way. (Luke 6:48)[24]


  • How and what you build is not of yourself -- for where Jesus is there is strength and that affects your family, friends, as well as your community and beyond. Each person affects dozens or hundreds (perhaps millions) of other lives.
  • Be encouraged -- to build on the Rock - by inspiring examples of God, the Great Physician, working in lives of people who have become Christians and have received miracles and healings -- for you to believe what "building on the Rock" can do for you.
  • Finishing the building bit by bit includes making relationships that influence in the right way and help others (or should).
  • Bad behaving Christians seem like hypocrites, but good or bad conduct is possible by anyone and actually proves nothing: the old way of sin abides with us. Not even one person is perfect, while living.
  • "Jehovah-saves" or "Yahweh-saves" translates as "Jesus" in English and Spanish and some other languages; some use Jesu, Yesu or Yasu. That is based on Jah, Jeh, Yeho or Jeho as an abbreviation for the Hebrew name of God. [25] The name Jesus is similar to the Hebrew name Joshua which also means "God saves" or "God is salvation": [26]
    • From Hebrew: יהושע‎ "Yehoshua," means "YHWH is Salvation," "YHWH delivers," or "YHWH rescues". Shua or su or sus in Jesus is from the Hebrew root ישע, "salvation."
    • YHWH was the ancient Hebrew spelling of Yahweh. That early Hebraic spelling was phonetic but had neither lowercase nor vowels.
    • The correct pronunciation was passed down orally also that early Hebrew had various marks similar to accent marks called diacritical marks, as pronunciation guides.
  • Live by the golden rule: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you" (Luke 6:31).[27]


  • "Put on the full armor of God so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil" (Ephesians 6:11)"... "so that you may be able to stand your ground on the day of battle, and - having fought to the end - to stand as victors" (Ephesians 6:13).
  • Don't be worried about your life or your money. "But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matthew 6:20)[28]
  • Don't forget to be covered by putting on the:
    • helmet of salvation,
    • sword of the Word,
    • breastplate of righteousness,
    • shoes prepared for peace,
    • shield of faith and always Pray to God for a Miracle (Christianity)

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