We have quite a lot of rain this year. I heard it is going to rain again tonight and tomorrow. If you have any water issue in your house: leaking from the roof, gutter blocked or flooding in your yard, you would want to fix it now.
At the conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus uses the parable of rain and building a house on the rock to illustrate the importance of practicing what we learn. (Therefore, Sermon on the Mount is teaching Jesus expects us to practice – even though it seems to be very difficult, if not impossible to do so)
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.
We face many spiritual storms in life, something we really feel we are going to “die”. But if we practice what Jesus teaches us (in this case, the Sermon on the Mount) our faith will be secured.
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.”
Remember it is not about how much we learn, it is about how much we practice.
Dear LORD Jesus, we need you every day. Give us reminder and help us to practice the Word. Strengthen our faith in our time of spiritual storms. Keep us in your love.
February 16, 2017