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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Built on a rock! Lent 2015 Day 8

Lent 2015 Day 8

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock."  Matthew 7.24

Hearing isn't enough!  We aren't talking about salvation here, we know that we are saved by grace a part from any works of the law.  Here in the sermon on the mount Jesus is talking about living as God's people, and this means more than just listening, it means doing!   Today I would like to give you a very small assignment.  Right now, think about something that you know Jesus has said, but which you have trouble acting upon.  (Forgive others, Love your enemy, Don't serve two masters, Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's, Love one another as I have loved you, Don't worry about the speck in your neighbor's eye when you have a plank in your own, Do not worry, Where your treasure is there your heart will be also, Do good to those who hate you, Turn the other check, etc....)  Now make a concrete decision to act on this!  Move from hearing to acting and you just might find yourself standing on the rock of salvation!  (Psalm 18.46) 

A prayer:  "Dear Lord help me to have ears to hear your words and the courage and will to act on what I have heard, this day and everyday!  Amen."

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