February 3, 2012
Today’s Text: Read Luke 6:46-49
Today’s Key Thought: We have a solid, storm-resistant foundation when we do what God has commanded.
Today’s passage is such an interesting one. Jesus starts out by asking an important question. “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” He then goes on to compare the person who does what God says to a person who built their house on a solid foundation. He then goes on to compare the person that disobeys God to a person who built their house on the sand. One foundation will hold up the house, and the other will not. The point is this that there is security in doing the things God has told us to do. Why? Because He is the one that designed you, redeemed you, and now directs you. He has your best interest at heart. When we follow Him, He won’t lead us astray. But when we follow our own desires that go against His will, we get into all kinds of trouble. Think about it this way: What is all the heartache that could possibly come from disobeying God’s will about relationships? Now what are the advantages in following God’s will in our relationships? Do you see the security that comes from trusting in God by obeying Him.
Is there an area of your life (giving, serving, praying, finances, thought life, marriage, with your parents) where you aren’t being obedient to what you know God wants you to do? Take care of that today!