Devotions for August 15, 2017

LUKE 6:46-49

Building on a Solid Foundation
46 “So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say? 47 I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it. 48 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. 49 But anyone who hears and doesn’t obey is like a person who builds a house right on the ground, without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, it will collapse into a heap of ruins.”

FAULTY OR FIRM FOUNDATION?

Jesus starkly contrasts two people who have different reactions to the words and commands of Jesus.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: Why would someone hear Jesus’ words and commands yet not obey them or live them out faithfully?
Q: Are you building on a faulty or a firm foundation? Are the commands of Jesus a delight to you or a distant suggestion?
Q: How can this passage shape the way you disciple and invest in other Christians who need to build on a firm foundation?

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