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: 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. 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: 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. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His doctrine: For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. (Mat 7:24-29)
Our attention to GOD's Word is not just in the hearing, though that is important, but in the doing. We hear that we may observe to do all that GOD has commanded us. GOD's Word is meant to be read, but then not forgotten, like looking in the mirror and then forgetting what we saw. We are to read that we might know of Him and ourselves from its pages. We study not for knowledge sake that puffs up, but out of love for GOD and while rightly dividing the Word of Truth we may know His doctrines, reproofs, corrections, and instructions in righteousness that He has given us. We meditate upon His precepts and commands that we might walk in the Law of the Lord. We hide His Words in our heart, that we might not sIn against GOD.
GOD inspires His Word, and His inspiration continues to give us understanding. The Holy Spirit guides us into all Truth from all that He has spoken. His Word is to be our authority in all matters of faith, what we believe, and practice, what we do. We are to be, what we were once called, people of the Book, and live out the testimony of the written Word and the living Word. We should take it in to our hearts and minds more than our necessary food. Take in its rich milk, mull over its powerful meat, feast on the bread of life, and enjoy the sweet honey of all its wonderful passages not just to say we have done it, but to grow in Him and share all that GOD has given us.
We learn its precepts, commands, doctrines, and Law from our study and the discipleship we give and receive from one another, when we assemble together. We gather for missions and ministry to those that are hurting, speaking the Truth in love to those that are lost, and those who are astray. We go and tell the Gospel because of the grace we have received through faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary. As we go we share His love and proclaim His mercy to those who will hear and believe, that in believing they might have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.