Re: Verse reading–Matthew 7:1-27 (day four)
Absolutely amazing! Jesus is completing His sermon on the mount…the most comprehensive, insightful, and vital teaching ever taught. The people are amazed. What a radical departure from the Scribes and Pharisees…Jesus speaks with authority. Jesus closes with the admonition that it is the one who not only hears His words, but actually obeys them that will be counted as wise. Verse 21 says, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.” The saddest scenario I can think of would be to stand before judgement, thinking I had done everything right, and hear the words, “Depart from me.” Jesus has given us the foundational teaching in this sermon that will not only result in heaven, but will cause us to stand against the flood waters of temptation and testing, anchored on a rock solid foundation.