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Fair-Weather Fans

An appropriate definition of a fair-weather fan is someone who only shows support when the team is doing well and has no real loyalty to any team. They can buy the team shirt, wear the correct colors and attend the games, but once the team is no longer doing well or benefiting the fan, they change their minds. If someone is just going through the motions, their life can become that of a fair weather fan.

In Matthew 7, Jesus gives the parable of a house that is built on rock versus the house built on sand. The house built on sand is much like a fair weather fan. When the floods came and the winds blew, the house fell. We can be going to church every Sunday and know every word to each song, but all hope and faith is lost once hard times come. Once being on God’s team no longer seems beneficial, the fair weather fan disappears. But the house built on rock is the loyal and dedicated fan that hears God’s words and obeys them. Any flood, strong wind, or circumstance can occur, but the loyalty to God’s team and faith in His promises can withstand it all.

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