The Wise and Foolish Builders
46"Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? 47I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. 48He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete."
How do we remain in faith?
I asked myself this, as I read these verses (Luke 6:46-49), and immediately the words to these two verses came to mind:
Matthew 22:37 (NIV)
37Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
John 15:12 (NIV)
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
"I say to myself, saying Jesus is Lord is not enough, but knowing it in my heart as well, that God is the one who raised Him from the dead is the seal of approval over my eternity." F. Lugo
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Psalm 27:4-5 (my prayer)
The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord's perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock.