As we begin to experience the increasing distinction between the people of God and those who are not His, this is going to be harder than we may think. To be building and prospering while others have their world collapsing, losing everything they have, will not be easy. It will be a cross to bear, but it must be done. All of man’s idols, what he has put his trust in instead of God, will be destroyed. Only that which has been built on the rock of hearing the Lord’s words and obeying them will stand. However, we are seeking to build on the rock not just for ourselves, but to be able to help pull others out of the quicksand. The Lord said that “the end of the age is the harvest” (see Matthew 13:39), because more will be coming to Him in these times than in all of man’s previous history combined. When we build our lives on the rock, the stronger the construction, the more people will be able to save from what is to come. Every faithful life is a rock that will soon stand increasingly tall in this sinking world.