“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but 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 foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
These verses are the last ones of the Sermon on the Mount. In a few sentences Jesus makes an amazing assertion. In a few closing sentences he discreetly tells us that the words he preached on the mount are on the level of scripture. Mind boggling because in several places he states something from the Old Testament and then says "but I say to you". Jesus can say these things because he was more than a prophet. He was God incarnate.
Jesus tells us that there are two parts to building your life on bedrock. He says that it is not adequate to simply hear what He says. He tells us that building life on solid spiritual ground requires us to respond in faith and actually do what he said. And He assures us, that if we do that, our spiritual house will stand when the winds, storms and floods of life assault us.
Thank you for your words of life Jesus. Please give me grace to hear and do what you said.