24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law. (Matthew 7: 24–29)
Throughout this week we have explored the mind of Jesus as it relates to the Bible. The importance of the Bible has come through with the kind of clarity and punch that only Jesus can deliver.
Today we will consider Jesus’ closing words from the Sermon on the Mount. He concludes by addressing the importance of applying the Bible.
Today’s passage is from Matthew 7 verses 24 – 29 (please see above). Please prayerfully read and reflect on the passage and answer the questions below.
- When or how has the Bible served as a firm foundation against the storms of life for you?
- From Jesus’ words the audience recognized His authority (verse 29). How would you rate the authority of the Bible in your life?