THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORDS OF JESUS
Jesse M. Hendley
If you have your Bibles, friends, turn with me to
Matthew 7, verse 23, where our Lord Jesus Christ is
speaking of that tremendous day when He will come
again. He says in verse 23, "Then will I profess to
them, I never knew you. Depart from me, ye that work
iniquity." Then He says, "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 rains 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
everyone 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 rains
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
teaching, for He taught them as one having authority
and not as the scribes."
Oh, the authority of the words of Jesus! Here our
Lord Jesus makes an astonishing declaration. He says
in effect, "The words that I am speaking are the
most important words the world has ever heard. They
are SO IMPORTANT that the man who doesn't hear what
I am saying, and doesn't obey what I am saying, will
be like a man who builds his house on sand, and when
the rains and floods and winds come, the house will
I remember driving one time down the west coast of
Florida, where there had been a tremendous storm.
You know how they build cottages and homes right up
off the beach. We drove mile after mile and saw the
wreckages of houses. We saw concrete undermined.
Houses were fallen in, ruined, everywhere we turned.
Even the road, built on the sand, was nearly
destroyed. These houses fell. Why? They were built
upon sand. They didn't have enou ...
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