24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” Matthew 7:24-27
Jesus has a problem: People like to listen and then… not do anything with what they’ve heard. But they feel good about themselves for having heard something. It’s the same problem a friend of mine has with his consultation business. So he says, “No more free advice.” Free advice = we won’t do what you say or even think about it after we get out of the room.
And here’s our problem: Jesus doesn’t give advice.
So He paints a picture for us.
The wise man builds his house upon the rock!
So while we are reading the Gospels during the 50 Day Gospel Challenge, I’m reading to not only get to know Jesus, but also to find out what He would like me to do… today.
Read to obey since we have been given the grace of knowing Him!
(50 Day Gospel Challenge: Matthew 6-8)