Matthew 7:24-27 – 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Matthew 7:28-29 – 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
Everlasting peace, perfect peace, comes from God alone. Of course a person may have fits of happiness, but deep down peace that cannot be taken or lost, is only from God. I place my life in that knowledge. I place my eternity on that knowledge. Jesus taught that those who put their eternal security in Him will stand with Him eternally. Those who put their faith in anything or anyone but Him, especially who trust in themselves, have never moved from death to life (John 3:18), and in that state, at the end of their lives it will proved that they have placed all hope of eternity on what cannot stand. Very sad. Eternally sad.
When the people heard Jesus teach they were amazed because He taught as one with authority. Indeed He had authority from God the Father. Whom God has ordained, God has enabled. He does that today for men through whom He has called. True authority comes from God and authority given by God leads men, as God calls. True authority does not drag or push. Jesus did not drag or push, but led, and those who heed the calling of God followed. Those who desired to keep their life and not live for God, did not follow. May we follow His example!
Micah 7:7 – But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. Oh Lord may it be so for me. Praise You that it is so. It is my desperate plea to you Jesus my Savior and Lord, please keep me close and may your Spirit ever live within me. You are my everything, You are my all. I love you Lord! Oh how I love you! I love how You love me! I love you Lord. With confidence in Your love I cry out, remake me to be the servant that pleases You. Praise you God! I revel in Your love. My peace is found only in You. I love you Lord! I love you!
Psalm 150:6 – Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
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