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Matthew 7:24-25 – Build on the Rock

Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell not: for it was founded on a rock.

– Matthew 7:24-25

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

From this word we can see that those who immediately practice what God says are wise. The more we practice the truth, the more our knowledge of God will be, and the stabler our foundation of faith in God will be. Even though trials and refinement befall, we won’t betray God because of doubting Him.

There was a period of time when I did not pay attention to practicing God’s words, and was satisfied with understanding some words of doctrine and laboring for God. Therefore, I thought I had gained life and had loyalty to God and would be raptured into the heavenly kingdom. But recently, when something bad happened to my family, I kept praying to God but still couldn’t see God’s blessings, I came to complain about God and even lost faith in Him. Only then did I realize that if I only have letters and doctrines, and outward dedication, my life is still not based on a rock, and when trials and refinement befall, it’s easy for me to complain about God or even betray Him. God says: “Being able to blatantly explain God’s words does not mean that you are in possession of reality—things are not as simple as you may have imagined. Whether you are in possession of reality or not is not based on what you say, rather, it is based on what you live out. When God’s words become your life and your natural expression, only this counts as reality, and only this counts as you possessing understanding and real stature. You must be able to withstand examination for a long period of time, and you must be able to live out the likeness that is required of you by God; it must not be mere posturing, but it must flow naturally out of you. Only then will you truly have reality, and only then will you have gained life.” From this, it’s clear that if we really want to gain life, we must pay attention to practicing the truth, and live in accordance with God’s words in real life. Only in this way, can we truly gain life.



O God! I’m willing to pay attention to reading Your words and understanding Your will, and to handle real life matters according to Your will, and to walk the right path of gaining life.


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