24 “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock.25 The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.26 But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.27 The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!”
This is how Jesus finished His Sermon on the Mount.
Remember, this sermon began back at the beginning of chapter 5.
Go back and read chapter 5 and 6 and 7.
Better yet, have someone read chapters 5-7 to you so that you can experience the way the original audience would have.
This was one sermon.
You will hear a number of topics addressed.
Which stood out to you?
By the time you get to these closing words, what is weighing on your heart when Jesus says, “the one who hears and acts is a sensible man whose house is built on the rock.”
On what do you need to act?
Do not delay: Act!
But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.