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Everyone Who Hears My Words and Acts Upon Them

July 1, 2019


Everyone Who Hears My Words and Acts Upon Them

Jesus taught with parables,  what He wants us to think about,  and respond to,  in our own life situations. The book of Luke tells us  about how Jesus was very concerned  and saddened  by the fact that many people listened  to His preaching — and followed Him all around — but,  they never actually applied His teachings  to their lives.     So,  what good was all His preaching  to them — or all their efforts  in following?

To show them  how very important it was for them  to apply His lessons  to their lives,  Jesus told another parable in Luke 6:46-49,

And why do you call Me,  ‘Lord, Lord,’  and do not do what I say?

Everyone who comes to Me,  and hears My words,  and acts upon them,  I will show you whom he is like:   he is like a man building a house,  who dug deep  and laid a foundation upon the rock;  and when a flood arose,  the river burst against that house  and could not shake it, because it had been well built.

But the one who has heard,  and has not acted accordingly is like a man  who built a house upon the ground  without any foundation;  and the river burst against it  and immediately it collapsed,  and the ruin  of that house was great.

It is so important  that we all go to Jesus  and hear His words.      He is God our Savior  and what He has to teach us  can give us eternal life — if we act upon His words.     Since we acknowledge  that Jesus is Lord  and God,  our Redeemer and Savior,  it would only make sense  if we would obey  what He teaches us.

Listening and learning is good.      We need to do that,  but it is only the first step  in the right direction.      Everything that Jesus teaches us  is rock solid truth — straight from the mouth of God Almighty,  our Creator and Savior.      God is the One  who sustains us  from day to day.      He knows  how we should live  in this life,  and trust in Him,  in order to develop a strong faith.

The floods are surely going to come  into everyone’s life.      No one will escape the problems  and challenges  this world presents.      Are we going  to build a strong foundation  of faith,  hope,  and love  in Jesus our Savior?      Or  are we going to just wing it  on our own,  hoping  that life won’t be too tough on us?

We’ve got some thinking to do — and deciding.       Will we find more wisdom  in God  or in ourselves?      How about strength and power?      Whose strength and power should we depend upon?      There isn’t a one of us  who has been able  to cut the mustard yet.      It doesn’t make sense  to trust in ourselves.

There will be many  who know about Jesus,  but have not put their trust  and faith  in Him.      They will face disaster  for their lack of action.

Those who live  according to our Savior’s words — just because He is LORD  and God  and there is no other — will say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  thank You  for so graciously loving us  with unfathomable patience  and faithfulness.      What a mighty Savior!”



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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