“So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say? I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it. It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built. But anyone who hears and doesn’t obey is like a person who builds a house without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, it will collapse into a heap of ruins.” Luke 6:46-49 NLT
Jesus clearly tells us of three things we must do in order to build a solid foundation for our lives. First, we must come to Him. That is a choice we must make everyday. To be a disciple of Jesus we must choose Him above anyone, anything, and most of all above ourselves. Second, Jesus says we must listen to His teaching. In order to do this we must be reading His word and hearing His word proclaimed. Thirdly, Jesus says we are to follow his teaching. In other words, obey what He says. Have you ever read God's word or heard God's word preached and walked away in agreement with what you read or heard but never acted on it or applied it to your own life?
"But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves." James 1:22 NLT
Bro. Joe Metts