At the final finish of the brick-laying, we pour fine, white silicon sand to fill the gaps between bricks.
Using a brush to push aside the excess, a beautiful brick road comes into being.
As I was brushing the excess sand off, I discovered that a few bricks appeared to be very loose. Soon we realized those were the bricks that weren't hammered well enough to be sturdily lodged in the sand base. Painfully, we had to take them out, filled in the extra sand that was needed to become the solid base, then pound it back.
I was wondering why we have to sweat so much effort to fix the sand level and everything. Now there was the answer. I thought of what Jesus said about people who hears His words and put them into practice.
Jesus concludes at the end of The Sermon on the Mount, ""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." (Matt 7:24)
All looks beautiful, until the trial comes.
Read Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7