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Compared to a Wise Man

May 11, 2018

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Compared to a Wise Man

A wise man thinks  about what he does,  why he does it,  and how he should do something  in the future.     We all know people  who are always  in hot water  because they don’t think  before they act — but then,  haven’t we all done that  at times.    Nevertheless,  it is a lot more satisfying and comforting  to know  that we are being wise  in whatever we do.

The Bible is full  of helpful pointers  on being wise  in this world.     In Matthew 7:24-25,  Jesus makes a very important point  about a truly wise man.     He says,

Therefore  every one who hears these words  of Mine,  and acts  upon them,  may be compared  to a wise man,  who built his house  upon the rock.     And the rain descended,  and the floods came,  and the winds blew,  and burst against that house;  and yet it did not fall,  for it had been founded  upon the rock.

Most people get to hear something  about the gospel message  at some time  in their life.     They might not quite understand it  in the beginning,  but if they are wise,  they will thoroughly check things out  to see  if this just might be the answer  to all that bothers their conscience.

And  if they continue  to act wisely,  upon seeing all the proofs  of God’s word presented  in the Bible,  they will put their faith  in Jesus Christ — our Rock and our sure Defense.     That will be  when they are building their house  on the Rock.     Their whole life  will become grounded  in the redemptive work  of Jesus Christ,  as they allow their lives  to be built in faith,  hope,  and love.

Then,  when the storms of life come,  there will be mockings,  hateful words  from the world,  tragedies of all sorts,  and losses  of various sorts.     These trials  will come upon the wise man’s faith  like torrential rains,  floods,  and winds.     It will be a most troublesome time.

But,  the wise man’s house  of faith  will stand strong  because it is built  upon the rock of Christ — the LORD of lords,   King of kings,  God of gods,  the Almighty,  our Creator  and Redeemer.     The wise man can rest  in the arms  of the Lord of all,  being assured  that God will carry him through  all those troubles  and bring him safely home  in heaven.

With all this  in mind,  Ecclesiastes 12:1 tells us,

Remember also your Creator  in the days of your youth,  before the evil days come  and the years draw near  when you will say,  “I have no delight  in them”.

No matter how much this world despises the Lord  and His children,  let us all be wise now  and remember  that everything in this world  will come to an end — us included.     When the end comes,  our judgment is just between us  and our Redeemer.

Will we have been wise enough  to build our house  upon the Rock of Christ?

As we build our house  of faith  by studying God’s word  and remembering the promises we find there,  we say,   “Hallelujah!     My Lord!     When I abide  in Your word,  You are building my faith  for me  on the Rock of Jesus Christ!     Thank You!”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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