Belt of Truth
Knowing and Applying God's Truth to Real Life
Matthew 7:24-27 (NKJV) "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: 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. 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: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
What Truth is Revealed? In case there was any doubt, Jesus made it crystal clear that those who know and apply His teachings are building their lives on a solid foundation that will endure the trauma called life.
What is the Command/Wisdom or Promise? Jesus contrasts the life of a wise man with that of a foolish man. Psalm 14:1a states: “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.” The fool ignores the wisdom of God; has built a life based on what is “right” in his own eyes; and the end is a life in perpetual jeopardy.
What Does This Mean to Me and What Action Should I Take? If I want to be considered wise in the eyes of Jesus, then I must build my life on a foundation of behavior that is based on the teaching and values espoused by Jesus. It means that I must 1) Know the teachings of Jesus; and I must 2) Apply the teachings of Jesus to my life.
Questions to Consider:
As revealed by God through the Life and Message of Christ; through the wisdom of Solomon; through the letters of the Apostles; through the inspiration of God.