Luke 6:46-49 (ESV)
46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”
- Reflect on the disparity between calling Jesus “Lord, Lord,” and not doing what he says.
- What are some ways in which Christians today take comfort in their spiritual jargon and rhetoric, or define their spirituality on things other than actual obedience to Jesus’ words?
- If I call Jesus “Lord,” to what extent is there divergence between my words and my life?
- How can I avoid being like the foolish builder?