How well do you put words into practice? Do you believe actions are better than words? Do you readily adhere to good advice? Will you put God’s Word into practice?
Jesus doesn’t pull any punches. He plainly states that putting His words into practice is wise. The illustration He uses is one of preparation. Let’s make no bones about it, there is a storm coming. Will we be prepared?
Jesus says those who put His words into practice will be prepared for the storm. If we put His words into practice, we will be standing when the storm is over. What storm is coming?
We may think of the storms of this life. It is true that we will face storms in this life. Evil exists and does whatever it can to cause us to trip, fall, and succumb to its will. By putting Jesus’ words into practice, we are prepared for those attacks.
But I believe Jesus meant there was a far larger storm coming, while not diminishing the storms we face in this life. I believe He is referring to the storm of storms when He shall return to claim His own. Those who put His words into practice will be gathered by Him, while those who do not will be destroyed.
There is no gray area. We are either for Him or against Him. We either adhere to His Word or we ignore Him. We will either stand at the end of time or be destroyed.
I pray we all choose to put Jesus’ words into practice. I pray we decide to follow His advice. I pray each one of us remains standing when Jesus returns to claim His own. Heed Jesus’ words. Put His words into practice. Be prepared for the storms of life. Be prepared for the final storm.
Matthew 7:24 “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.”