24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Jesus’ words here are pretty cut and dry. He can’t break it down much more simply than this.
Build your life on his words and follow him to the best of your ability, and you’ll make it through the storms of life. Not obeying him is just asking for trouble… and when trouble comes, we won’t be able to stand.
As we look at the words of Christ, our primary goal should be to not just understand, but to put into practice what we hear Jesus telling us to do. Ultimately, it’s not about what we know or what we believe, it’s how we live out what we know and believe!