Wise and Foolish Builders
But why do you call Me “Lord, Lord,” and do not do the things which I say?
This warning of Jesus applies to people who say “Lord, Lord” and yet their spiritual life has nothing to do with their daily life.
Jesus put this in the form of a question: Why? “If we are disobedient, why continue the profession of obedience?”
“Carefully note the three-fold condition.
1. ‘Every one that cometh to Me,’ - surrender.
2. ‘And heareth My words,’ - discipleship.
3. ‘And doeth them,’ - obedience.”
He is like a man building a house…
In Jesus’ final illustration of the two builders, each house looked the same from the outside.
The real foundation of life is usually hidden and is only proven in the storm.
When the flood arose…
Jesus warned that the foundations of our lives will be shaken at some time or another, both now (in seasons of difficulty) and in the ultimate judgment before God.
Time and the storms of life will prove the strength of one’s foundation, even when they are hidden.
He who heard and did nothing:
Merely hearing God’s word is not enough to provide a secure foundation.