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Preparing for the Storm (Matt 7:24-27)

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Matthew 7:24–27 NIV84
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Matt 7:24-
Three steps found in Jesus parable to being prepared for the Storm.

Listen to Jesus’ words.

6906 living languages… The whole Bible has been translated into only 670 of 6906. The NT has been translated into 1521 of the 6906. (October 2017)
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— LifeWay Research
More than half of Americans have read little or none of the Bible.
Less than a quarter of those who have ever read a Bible have a systematic plan for reading the Christian scriptures each day.
And a third of Americans never pick it up on their own.
“Most Americans don’t know first-hand the overall story of the Bible—because they rarely pick it up,” McConnell said.
“Even among worship attendees less than half read the Bible daily.
The only time most Americans hear from the Bible is when someone else is reading it.”
Hebrews 5:12–14 NIV84
In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
1 Corinthians 3:1–2 NIV84
Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.
Hebrews 4:12 NIV84
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Jeremiah 23:29 NIV84
“Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
1 Peter 1:23 NIV84
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
Psalm 119:105 NIV84
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Ps. 119:
2 Peter 1:19 NIV84
And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Ephesians 5:26 NIV84
to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
Eph 5:
Psalm 19:10 NIV84
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.
The Bible can be compared to solid food, milk, water, honey, gold, a sword, an anchor, a mirror, a lamp and a light, and a light shining in the darkness.

Obey Jesus’ words.

Obey Jesus’ words.

Put into practice...
Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament based on Semantic Domains 32.31 φρόνιμος, ον; φρονίμως

32.31 φρόνιμος, ον; φρονίμως: pertaining to understanding resulting from insight and wisdom—‘wise, wisely, with understanding, with insight.’φρόνιμος: ὅστις ἀκούει μου τοὺς λόγους τούτους καὶ ποιεῖ αὐτοὺς ὁμοιωθήσεται ἀνδρὶ φρονίμῳ ‘everyone who hears these words of mine and obeys them is like one who has understanding’ Mt 7:24.

φρονίμως: ἐπῄνεσεν ὁ κύριος τὸν οἰκονόμον τῆς ἀδικίας ὅτι φρονίμως ἐποίησεν ‘the master praised the unjust steward because he had acted wisely’ Lk 16:8.

7.42 θεμελιόωa: to lay or construct a foundation—‘to lay a foundation, to found something upon.’ καὶ οὐκ ἔπεσεν, τεθεμελίωτο γὰρ ἐπὶ τὴν πέτραν ‘and it did not fall, for it was founded upon rock’ Mt 7:25.

Luke 11:28 NIV84
He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”
John 14:15 NIV84
“If you love me, you will obey what I command.
John 14
John 14:21 NIV84
Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”
John 14:
John 14:23–24 NIV84
Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
John 14:

Trust Jesus’ words. (Foundation)

7.42 θεμελιόωa: to lay or construct a foundation—‘to lay a foundation, to found something upon.’ καὶ οὐκ ἔπεσεν, τεθεμελίωτο γὰρ ἐπὶ τὴν πέτραν ‘and it did not fall, for it was founded upon rock’ Mt 7:25.

The foundation is unseen
The foundation is first
The foundation is most important

Put your faith in the right person.

The storms of life comes after the house is built.
The lost of a house is devastating.
2 Timothy 4:7 NIV84
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
The foundation is first
The foundation is most important
The storms of life comes after the house is built.
The lost of a house is devastating.

42.7 ποιέωb; ποίησις, εως f: to do or perform (highly generic for almost any type of activity)—‘to do, to act, to carry out, to accomplish, to perform, doing, performance.’

ποιέωb: ἀλλ’ ὃ μισῶ τοῦτο ποιῶ ‘but what I hate, this I do’ Ro 7:15; ὃ ποιεῖς ποίησον τάχιον ‘what you are going to do, do quickly’ Jn 13:27.

ποίησις: οὗτος μακάριος ἐν τῇ ποιήσει αὐτοῦ ἔσται ‘this one will be blessed in what he does’ Jas 1:25.

Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament based on Semantic Domains 32.31 φρόνιμος, ον; φρονίμως

32.31 φρόνιμος, ον; φρονίμως: pertaining to understanding resulting from insight and wisdom—‘wise, wisely, with understanding, with insight.’φρόνιμος: ὅστις ἀκούει μου τοὺς λόγους τούτους καὶ ποιεῖ αὐτοὺς ὁμοιωθήσεται ἀνδρὶ φρονίμῳ ‘everyone who hears these words of mine and obeys them is like one who has understanding’ Mt 7:24.

φρονίμως: ἐπῄνεσεν ὁ κύριος τὸν οἰκονόμον τῆς ἀδικίας ὅτι φρονίμως ἐποίησεν ‘the master praised the unjust steward because he had acted wisely’ Lk 16:8.

Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament based on Semantic Domains 32.31 φρόνιμος, ον; φρονίμως

32.31 φρόνιμος, ον; φρονίμως: pertaining to understanding resulting from insight and wisdom—‘wise, wisely, with understanding, with insight.’φρόνιμος: ὅστις ἀκούει μου τοὺς λόγους τούτους καὶ ποιεῖ αὐτοὺς ὁμοιωθήσεται ἀνδρὶ φρονίμῳ ‘everyone who hears these words of mine and obeys them is like one who has understanding’ Mt 7:24.

φρονίμως: ἐπῄνεσεν ὁ κύριος τὸν οἰκονόμον τῆς ἀδικίας ὅτι φρονίμως ἐποίησεν ‘the master praised the unjust steward because he had acted wisely’ Lk 16:8.

32.32 σοφίαa, ας f: the capacity to understand and, as a result, to act wisely—‘to be prudent, wisdom.’ ἐν σοφίᾳ περιπατεῖτε πρὸς τοὺς ἔξω ‘act with wisdom toward those who are not believers’ Col 4:5.

7.42 θεμελιόωa: to lay or construct a foundation—‘to lay a foundation, to found something upon.’ καὶ οὐκ ἔπεσεν, τεθεμελίωτο γὰρ ἐπὶ τὴν πέτραν ‘and it did not fall, for it was founded upon rock’ Mt 7:25.

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