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Hear and Act

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock." Matthew 7:24 NRSV


At some point, we probably have all served as mentors. Whether this was a function of our position, like a teacher, or unofficially as a parent or guardian. As mentors, we have the wisdom to impart the knowledge that will save our proteges some hard lessons–or at least be prepared for them.


Those we are helping–our mentees–also have a responsibility to hear and use what they've learned. So more than just hearing the words with their ears, they listen, process the meaning, and then put it into action.


Jesus has life-saving wisdom to impart. When we take his words to heart and act on them, we build our spiritual houses on a firm footing. We are prepared when those unexpected, undesired things come–and they will. It doesn't mean our homes won't be battered and shaken, but they will stand secure on the rock of Jesus.


Jesus, we thank you for your grace and compassion. Help us listen and obey your voice so we may build our house on your solid foundation—the rock of compassion, justice, mercy, love, and truth. In your precious life-saving name, we pray. Amen.


Blessings,

Pastor Tim


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