Matthew 7:24

Build Your House on the Rock: Matthew 7:24

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock[1]

                To understand context to these last few verses, we have to understand what has happened prior to verse 24. In verses 15-23 Jesus is giving stern warnings about those who are false prophets, or falsely claim to be doing the work of the Lord. These men and women will come in as wolves in sheep clothing, deceiving many. As Jesus wraps up His stance of sending them away on Judgement Day in verses 21-23, we see Him transition in 24. Jesus is now instructing those who truly follow Him how to live their lives. Don’t build your life on a sandy foundation, but instead on rock. This rock is the word of God. This foundation will help you through all of life’s storms and ensure you will not fall to the false prophets we are warned about in the previous verses. Stay rooted in the word, spend deliberate time each day reading and studying scripture. Ensure you spend time in prayer, pray as often as you can. Question teachers, and challenge those who do not preach Christ.

Written by Alex Zenk, @reformed_lifestyle

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Mt 7:24). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.


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