“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."
Take a moment and read that verse again. Who is this promise for? Just the fortunate few? Those with the right parents? Those with the right social standing? No, this is for everyone!
But there is a catch. This promise is conditional -- it applies to those who put the words of Jesus into practice. Hearing alone isn't enough. Feeling inspired in the moment won't pass muster. Mere words aren't a substitute for obedience. Jesus tells us that action is required!
What's one thing you can do today to put Jesus' words into practice? How will his teachings change the way you approach your work? The way you treat your spouse? Your kids? Jesus calls us to not just learn about his teachings, but to live them out. You can be strong through any storm when your life is built on God's truth!