Week 8.2 The Wise and Foolish Builders
1. Bible Reading: Matthew 7:24-28
On what foundation was the second house built?
The two lives Jesus compares at the end of the Sermon on the Mount have several points in common: they both build, they both hear Jesus’ teaching, and they both experience the same set of circumstances in life. The difference between them isn’t caused by ignorance but by one ignoring what Jesus said. Externally, their lives may look similar; but the lasting, structural differences will be revealed by the storms of life. The immediate differences in your life when you follow Jesus may not be obvious, but eventually they will turn out to affect even your eternal destiny. To what degree does your life reflect the directions Jesus gave in this sermon?
- NLT Life Application Study Bible
How can you ensure that you put into practice everything that Jesus teaches about?
Lord, thank you for being my firm foundation. Please help me to obey you and put into practice what you teach me.
6. Verse of the Week:
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.