The Mountain: Believing Means Obeying

Jesus concluded his message on the mountain by insisting that believing means obeying (54):

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Anyone who hears these words of mine, and actually obeys them, is like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain poured down, the rivers flooded over, and the wind blew hard against that house. But it didn’t fall, because it was built on solid rock.

But anyone who hears these words of mine, and does not obey them, is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain poured down, the rivers flooded over, the wind blew hard against that house, too. And it was completely washed away, because it was built on sand.  That was a terrible fall!

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When Jesus finished saying all these things, the crowd was amazed at the way he taught. He wasn’t like the teachers of the law.  Instead, Jesus taught with the authority of the voice of God.

 

(54) Matthew 7:24-29