Matthew 7:24: “Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house upon the rock.”
What were ‘these words’? They mean all Jesus’ words. But this instruction followed the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount. Some say this sermon is the substance of Jesus’ teaching. He gives us the attitudes to live by, teaches us to deal with anger, to deal with lust, to build loving marriages, to say what we mean, love our enemies, seek the praise of God not man, to pray in secret, to pray to our Father, to fast but not to show off about it, to store up treasures in heaven not on earth, to not be judgmental, to ask, seek and knock, to believe God is a good Father and to do God’s will.
There is so much more – have a look this month!
Much of Jesus teaching could be summed up by saying: it is to know the Father’s love, to respond in love by living a life that glorifies Him, which includes loving others.
Love for God motivates our obedience to Jesus words, faith puts action to the motivation, and hope lays hold of the goodness of God and sees the action through to completion.
Let’s continue to build on the rock through Faith, Hope and Love!