Monday, July 07, 2014

Thought of the Day !!

Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.
                                Matthew 7:24 (NLT)

Jesus teaches two things here.  One is to listen, and the other is to do.

Many people in our churches today are great biblical scholars.  Others are on their way to becoming very knowledgeable about the Bible.  But sadly, many are not.  Many have not listened to what Jesus has taught in the bible or what the Church has taught through the years.  Also, they’ve taken bits and pieces here and there to form their own belief system.  So often I find myself having conversations with people who tell me this or that truth and inform me that it’s in the bible but cannot tell me where.  In reality, this so-called truth is more likely something someone told them or something that they want to believe.  Jesus says we must listen, or else we will be in trouble. 

Knowledge is good.  We must know what Jesus and the Church teaches.  But knowledge is only relevant when it’s translated into action.  We must learn to put what we learn into action and not simply sit and enjoy a devotion or listen to a sermon and say to ourselves, “good thoughts” or “good sermon”.  They are not “good” unless we put them into practice.

In the love of Christ,


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