November 8, 2017
Read: Matthew 7:13-29
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Scripture- Matthew 7:24- “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.
Observations- Jesus was pretty clear in this section of the Sermon on the Mount that truly following Him would be quite difficult, but also very much worth it. Apprentices of Jesus will keep returning to His teaching in the gospels often, because He told those who wanted to come up higher with Him would need to build their lives on the solid foundation found in His life, teaching, words, and person.
Application- Upon what foundation are we building a life? Is it the right foundation, or have we laid down something in sand that's only worthy to be blown away by the storms of life? Are we kidding ourselves that Jesus Christ and the truth of His teachings are the cornerstone we count on through thick and thin? We are offered the solid rock, but it's easy to settle for the sinking sand.
Prayer- (by Thomas à Kempis- 1380-1471) O God my Truth, make me one with You in eternal love. Often I become weary with reading and hearing many things. You are all I want and desire. Let all teachers be mute and creation keep silence before You. Speak to me, You, and You alone. Amen.
"Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself." (Ephesians 2:20),