036 The Wise and Foolish Builders – Matthew 7:24-25

by Dan Horner on June 30, 2013


Have you ever heard of the Sermon on the Mount?Memorize The Bible With Me

When Matthew wrote his Gospel he spent a great deal of time recounting what he heard Jesus teach.  One of these long discourses is found in Matthew chapters 5 through 7.

In fact, if you have a Red-Letter Edition of the Bible you’ll notice there is a lot of “Red” throughout these three chapters.  Traditionally we call this section of scripture:  The Sermon on the Mount.

Why is it so well known?  What’s did Jesus talk about during the Sermon on the Mount?

There are many well known topics covered during Matthew’s recounting of Jesus’ teachings in this section of scripture.  Here are some examples:

  • The Beatitudes – Matthew 5:3-12
  • Love for Enemies – Matthew 5: 43-47
  • Giving to the Needy – Matthew 6:1-4
  • The Lord’s Prayer – Matthew 6:9-13
  • Do Not Judge – Matthew 7:1-5
  • Ask, Seek and Knock – Matthew 7:7-8
  • Plus 13 Others!

I find it significant that at the end of all this teaching, Jesus ends with a parable meant to spur his listeners to Take Action!

 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; 

yet it did not fall, because I had its foundation on the rock.

Matthew 7:24-25

It’s as if Jesus is saying:  “You’ve heard my words, but do you love me enough to put them into practice?”

This struck me so much this week that I wanted to take the time to record this podcast and make this my memory verse for the week:  The Wise and Foolish Builders.

Thanks once again for joining me on this journey to memorize sections of the Bible.

If you have a suggestion for a verse to use in the future, feel free to leave your idea as a comment at the bottom of this post or drop me an email at Dan@MemorizeTheBibleWithMe.com

Thanks and have a great week!



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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (R). Copyright (C) 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.


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