Thursday, 28 June 2012
28th June 2012 Matthew 7:21-end
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
The Wise and Foolish Builders
“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. 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. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
Do you build you house on rock?
Or is it sandy and too soft to sustain the building?
Do you pray and read your bible?
Or do you wing it, hoping God will keep you on track?
I know what sand feels like, it's fun and free and silly; but I know it leaves me with weakness and I fall down.
I know rock is solid and requires work to shape; but it holds me firm and keeps me supported.
Which would you rather have?