Proverbs 12:7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
When I read this verse, it reminds me of Jesus’ final words when he wraps up the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7). The man who hears the words of Jesus and obeys them, is like a man who builds his house on a rock. When all sorts of weather came up and beat upon that house, it stood firm because its foundation was on a rock. The man who hears Jesus’ words but does not obey them, is like a man who builds his house on sand. When all sorts of weather beats down on that house, it falls because it is built on a weak foundation. So what have we built our foundation with; fortune, success, good health, friends, the list can go on and on. All these things are a part of life, but I can’t think of a better place to build our foundation then on the words of Jesus found in these 3 chapters in Matthew, not on things that do not weather the storm.