The Wise and Foolish Builders
Matthew 7:24-27, 24 “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. 25 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. 26 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. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
“This is the last of the four warnings from Jesus. This warning is about acting upon the words of Jesus. Just as there are wolves among the sheep, so do the houses of the wise and foolish stand side by side until the Son of Man comes to judge and take His throne.”
The house- a person who has heard Jesus’ words
The rock – represents the teachings of Jesus that, as one does them, result in withstanding the storm, hence a solid foundation for the house to stand upon.
The foolish – one who ignores the teachings of Jesus
The sand – what the foolish one builds on, and when storms come, is washed away – hence a weak foundation.
Are you putting Jesus’ words into practice, or are you like the foolish man who is busy building his house on sand only to be washed away when life’s storms come?
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Narrow and Wide Gates – Choose Wisely