Matthew 7 : Building on the Rock

Matthew 7

Hey there, lovely people!

Today, let's dive into the rich wisdom of Matthew Chapter 7, the closing chapter of the Sermon on the Mount. Here, Jesus shares practical guidance on how we should live and treat others.

The chapter opens with a powerful principle: "Do not judge, or you too will be judged." It's a reminder to look at our own lives before passing judgment on others. In a world quick to criticize, Jesus calls us to empathy and self-examination. Let’s reflect: How often do we judge others without understanding their struggles or considering our own flaws?

Jesus also teaches us to "ask, seek, and knock." It's an encouragement to be persistent in prayer and trust in God's goodness. He promises that when we ask, we receive; when we seek, we find; and when we knock, the door will be opened. This doesn’t mean we always get what we want, but it assures us that God hears our prayers and responds with what’s best for us.

One of my favorite parts of this chapter is the Golden Rule: "Do to others what you would have them do to you." It's a simple yet profound guideline for how we should treat people. Imagine how different our world would be if we all lived by this rule!

Finally, Jesus concludes with the parable of the wise and foolish builders. It's a vivid illustration of the importance of building our lives on the solid foundation of His teachings. When storms come — and they will — a life built on Christ’s words stands firm. It challenges us to consider: What foundation are we building our lives on? Are our actions and decisions rooted in Jesus' teachings?

As we go about our day, let’s strive to live out these teachings. Let's show kindness instead of judgment, persist in prayer, treat others with the love we desire for ourselves, and continually build our lives on the firm foundation of Jesus' words.

May you find strength and joy in living out these timeless principles today.

Stay blessed and be a blessing!

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