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1 On what are you building your life? Proverbs 4:5-9 James 3:13-18
2 Matthew 7:24-27 24 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.
3 Foolish Man: Building on Sand Hears but does not obey JesusHears but does not obey Jesus Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin, James 4:17 …when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity, Luke 8:14
4 Building on Sand Rebellion, 1 Sam. 15:22-23Rebellion, 1 Sam. 15:22-23 By changing Christ’s words (15:22, 3, 9, 13); Gal. 1:6-7 Evil “good” & good “evil” (Isa. 5:20)Evil “good” & good “evil” (Isa. 5:20) In favor of human wisdomIn favor of human wisdom Disobedience is rejection of God’s word (15:23; 13:13-14) Are you rebelling?Are you rebelling?
5 Building on Sand Ignorance, Eph. 5:17Ignorance, Eph. 5:17 Leads to… Error, Matt. 22:29Error, Matt. 22:29 Alienation from God, Eph. 4:18Alienation from God, Eph. 4:18 Sinful lusts, 1 Pet. 1:14Sinful lusts, 1 Pet. 1:14 No excuse (Lev. 5:17, 19) Can be remedied, Acts 3:17, 19
6 Building on Sand ApathyApathy Spiritual indifference is punished, Zeph. 1:12; Matt. 24:48-51 Serve Lord with diligence, Rom. 12:11; Gal. 6:9
7 Building on Sand RitualismRitualism Lip service, Matt. 15:6-9 Hated by God, Amos 5:21-24 FeelingsFeelings Deceptive, yet comforting, Prov. 28:26 (14:12); 19:21 Can interfere with righteousness, Jas. 1:19-20 (Acts 26:9-11)
8 Wise Man: Building on Rock Rock of obedienceRock of obedience Hear words of Christ, Lk. 8:8, 18 (Matt. 13:16, 23) Rom. 10:17; Jno. 6:44-45; Acts 17: 11-12Rom. 10:17; Jno. 6:44-45; Acts 17: 11-12 “…he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life…” (Jno. 5:24)“…he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life…” (Jno. 5:24)
9 Wise Man: Building on Rock Rock of obedienceRock of obedience Do the words of Christ, Matt. 7:21; Heb. 5:9 Obedience = Faith + love at work 1 John 5:1-4 (Gal. 5:6)
10 Proverbs 10:25 When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation. Proverbs 12:7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand.
11 James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.