Thursday, September 15, 2011

Avoiding Disaster

How much of what you know about the Bible are you putting into practice?

Luke 6:46-49  “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do the things I say?

47 I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them:

48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When the flood came, the river crashed against that house and couldn’t shake it, because it was well built.

49 But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The river crashed against it, and immediately it collapsed. And the destruction of that house was great!”

Most of the people that will read this post have probably heard this story a hundred times, it is taught in Sunday School and there is a song that illustrates the story, but do you ever really dig into what it says about us?

Jesus says that there are people that listen to him teach that turn around and go home afterwards and never practice what they heard. The same thing happens today, we hear from God through our pastor or our quiet time or maybe through our Bible study leader and we might take notes and write it down, but how much do we actually obey?

Jesus says that our lives are headed for disaster if we fail to put what we have learned from him into action. If we effectively applied everything that we already know about God's word into our lives we would never be embarrassed when the storms come.

Thank you Lord for your word, thank you for being the God of second chances, allowing us to get back up after the storms knock us down. Help me to apply your commands so that I will stand firm.

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