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  • Connie j pickett on Matthew 7
    what does scripture say about building a dwelling on rock rather than on sand?
  • Effie - in Reply on Matthew 7
    See Matthew 7:24-27
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 7
    Connie,

    This comes from Matthew chapter 7. Jesus said in Verse 24, "Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and does them, (notice the emphasis is hearing the sayings of Jesus), He says the sayings of Mine; and does them, I will liken him to a wise man that built his house upon a rock."

    And by the way the word rock used here is the word (PETRA), the same thing that Jesus told Peter, and we see that in Chapter 16 where Jesus says "Upon this rock I will build my church."

    It wasn't Peter! Peter is (PETROS). PETRA is a completely different word which refers to Christ. He is the PETRA. It is the designation for Christ and His word in scripture. So Jesus says that everybody that hears these saying of mine and does them will be like a wise man that built his house upon a rock and when the storm comes (which is judgment), his house will stand.

    In Verses 26 and 27, Jesus is saying everybody that hears these words of mine. Jesus is making Himself the authority. He didn't say to them, I just gave you a commentary on the law. He says, everybody that listens to these words of mine, and does them. But He tells them that those who do not do them, their house is going to fall. Oh my goodness, that is not going to sit too well with the religious people who are listening to Him speak!
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 7
    Connie,

    This comes from Matthew chapter 7. Jesus said in Verse 24, "Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and does them, (notice the emphasis is hearing the sayings of Jesus), He says the sayings of Mine; and does them, I will liken him to a wise man that built his house upon a rock."

    And by the way the word rock used here is the word (PETRA), the same thing that Jesus told Peter, and we are going to see that in Chapter 16 where Jesus says "Upon this rock I will build my church."

    It wasn't Peter! Peter is (PETROS). PETRA is a completely different word which refers to Christ. He is the PETRA. It is the designation for Christ and His word in scripture. So Jesus says that everybody that hears these saying of mine and does them will be like a wise man that built his house upon a rock and when the storm comes (which is judgment), his house will stand.

    In Verses 26 and 27, Jesus is saying everybody that hears these words of mine. Jesus is making Himself the authority. He didn't say to them, I just gave you a commentary on the law. He says, everybody that listens to these words of mine, and does them. But He tells them that those who do not do them, their house is going to fall. Oh my goodness, that is not going to sit too well with the religious people who are listening to Him speak!
  • Just Chillin - in Reply on Matthew 7
    Matthew 7

    24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

    25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

    26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the SAND:

    27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
  • Jess - in Reply
    Connie,

    Jesse is correct in the explanation of Matthew 24-27....God says that anyone who not only hears Gods words and directions but also does them....is likened to a wise man...and has a FIRM foundation in which to build....we all know that the sand of the seas are washed away with every wave of water...or every gust of wind...however the ROCKS...they remain...unaffected by the water or wind....God is that ROCK...and if we chose to build our lives upon the ways of the world and not the ways of God...we will be tossed to and fro...Destroyed...left with nothing but to have to rebuild...BUT GOD...God says it does not have to be like that...we can be WISE men and build our house (lives) upon Gods' Truths

    24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

    25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

    26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

    27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
  • Mishael - in Reply
    I'm not Connie, but I still love that passage. I'm outside a lot, looking for God everywhere around me. I love how everything works together.

    Only humans try to "re-wire" how things mesh and work. Even death.

    We can hang out with him now. I guess tv, media, sports, just doesn't excite me much anymore. I do like to go bowling. I'm hoping for bowling alleys in heaven...and fishing.

    Jesus loves us!



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