“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25″And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. 26″Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27″The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell–and great was its fall.” (Matthew 7:24-27)
Please read the first post on the Sermon on the Mount because it’s important that you know we are not talking about getting into Heaven after you die. That is through a true heartfelt belief in Jesus and He gives that grace quite easily. Jesus is talking about deeper things here as we began discussing Friday…of living a life now that counts eternally. Yesterday we showed that most of what we do here in this world, we will not even remember for the rest of our eternal lives. So we have the choice of living a life that counts now, or wasting away this time and receiving no eternal value for the time spent here. As we study Matthew, I’m not typically going to bring in a lot of other scripture, but since Jesus is using such a simple parable here to describe the meaning of life, I want to bring in a few other sources.
In the parable above, Jesus tells us that we are foolish if we do not use our life now on eternal matters because everything else will be washed away. Read the rest of this entry »