rains came down…

Posted: 2016/02/02 in Biblical, Devotional, Discipleship, Epiphany
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“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!” Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes. (Matthew 7:24-29, NRSV)

The wise man built his house upon the rock
The wise man built his house upon the rock
The wise man built his house upon the rock
And the rain came a-tumbling down

Oh, the rain came down
And the floods came up
The rain came down
And the floods came up
The rain came down
And the floods came up
And the house on the rock stood firm.

The foolish man built his house upon the sand
The foolish man built his house upon the sand
The foolish man built his house upon the sand
And the rain came tumbling down

Oh, the rain came down
And the floods came up
The rain came down
And the floods came up
The rain came down
And the floods came up
And the house on the sand went SPLAT!

This passage comes at the end of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus tells us to love our enemies, avoid judging others, to live generously and to avoid being a hypocrite.

So everyone who does these things is like the wise man who builds his house on the rock.

You see it is not about being right in the rules and having a complete understanding about who God is and all the rules we need to follow. It is about being like Jesus, loving and understanding and helping everyone see the love of God.

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