Comprehending The Conclusion


Perhaps the greatest sermon ever preached was given by Jesus in the sermon on the mount. At the end of the sermon, Jesus tells the story of the wise and foolish builders. This short story is the conclusion, not only of Jesus’ sermon, but of His whole ministry: the foundation of your house, or life, is of utmost importance.

Matthew 7:24-27 (ESV):  “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”