[Jesus said] Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
What’s significant about this passage is that we often think if we believe the right things, we’re like the man building his house on the rock. But that’s not what Jesus says. In fact, you can know all the right Bible verses and still be like the man building a house on the sand. What Jesus says is that a wise person will hear the Word of God and obey it.
It doesn’t matter if you’re just learning about the Bible, or if you’ve grown up hearing it. It doesn’t matter if we understand most of the Bible, or find much of the Bible a mystery. No matter what our background, we are all able to obey what we know, and we all must obey God one spiritual step at a time. God works in all of our lives differently. The lessons He is teaching me, He may not be teaching you. What I’m struggling with might bring a smile because you’re learned through a similar struggle. Regardless of what God is teaching us, we should all be passionate about wisdom. Surely, the application will look different, but the passion will be similar.
Wisdom Wednesday is to encourage us all to deliberately allow the Word of God to change our lives, and encourage others by sharing what God is doing and how.
- I’m going to find a Scripture that I can help either my children or myself put into practice. Today. After I put it into practice, I’ll post the story on a Wednesday.
- If you would like to participate, do the same and write about it on your blog.
- Come back here and leave your link in the comments section on my Wisdom Wednesday post. That way we’ll know where to go.
- If you don’t have a blog, then you can tell your Wisdom Wednesday story on anyone else’s blog in the comments section.
- If you want to see some of my Wisdom Wednesday posts, click here and read posts with the Wisdom Wednesday graphics.
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