So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them [obeying them] will be like a sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock.
And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand.
And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell–and great and complete was the fall of it.
When Jesus had finished these sayings [the Sermon on the Mount], the crowds were astonished and overwhelmed with bewildered wonder at His teaching,
For He was teaching as One Who had [and was] authority, and not as [did] the scribes.
We must be doers of the Word. If we only listen and then go out and contradict what we have learned with our lifestyle, then we are not living the way we should. We must walk the walk. We must be obedient children.
I would like to give you two assignments…
First, PRAY. On and off, under your breath, out loud, ALL day. Seek God, and ask Him to show you the areas in your life that HE wants you to submit, lay down, improve, and/or work on. Then…DO it!
Second, read and meditate on James 1:21-25
Also, we did another couple devotions on being DOERS of the Word in our Proverbs of the New Testament study.
Daddy God, thank You for making Your Will clear through your life giving Word. Help me to submit to You and be a DOER of the Word and not just a hearer. Help me to walk the walk before my children and live my life completely and totally consecrated to You and YOUR Will. Please show me ANY areas of my life that are out of Your Will for me and I will GLADLY lay them down. Thank You for loving me and teaching me. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
In His Love and Service,
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