Today’s promise is Matthew 7:24 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.”
Jesus spoke these words to the “multitudes,” not just His inner circle. Beginning in Chapter 5, His sayings, or commands, include things like don’t judge others, don’t hold grudges, don’t lust after others, love your enemies, don’t be a hypocrite… In other words, don’t be like everyone else. Be like ME! In His own words, “Be perfect, just as your Father in Heaven is perfect.” Jesus goes on to say that we won’t even enter Heaven unless our righteousness far exceeds that of the religious leaders! But isn’t that the same as living under the law? I thought Jesus came to free us from that, for the simple reason that it is impossible for us. And so it is, but what is impossible for man is very possible for the Son of God. And it is His Spirit, living inside of us that makes it possible for us as well. Surrendering to the authority and power of the Holy Spirit, allowing Him to renew our mind, is how we build our house on the Rock.
Heavenly Father, let Your Word take root in my heart and grow. Let me lean on Your Holy Spirit for guidance and direction, laying all delusions of self-importance aside and submitting fully to You. Help me, Lord, to build my house on the Rock. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Have a victorious day in the Lord!