Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | July 13, 2017

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

Today’s devotion comes from Jeremiah chapter 11.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+11&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, “Hear the words of this covenant, and speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;  and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, “Cursed is the man who does not heed the words of this covenant which I commanded your forefathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, ‘Listen to My voice, and do according to all which I command you;  so you shall be My people, and I will be your God,’ in order to confirm the oath which I swore to your forefathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day.”’” Then I said, “Amen, O Lord.”

And the Lord said to me, “Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Hear the words of this covenant and do them.  For I solemnly warned your fathers in the day that I brought them up from the land of Egypt, even to this day, warning persistently, saying, “Listen to My voice.”  Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked, each one, in the stubbornness of his evil heart;  therefore I brought on them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they did not.’”

Then the Lord said to me, “A conspiracy has been found among the men of Judah and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  They have turned back to the iniquities of their ancestors who refused to hear My words, and they have gone after other gods to serve them;  the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their fathers.”  Therefore thus says the Lord, “Behold I am bringing disaster on them which they will not be able to escape;  though they will cry to Me, yet I will not listen to them.  Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will go and cry to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they surely will not save them in the time of their disaster.  For your gods are as many as your cities, O Judah;  and as many as the streets of Jerusalem are the altars you have set up to the shameful thing, altars to burn incense to Baal.”  Jeremiah 11:1-13.

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The LORD commanded:  “Listen to My voice, and do according to all which I command you” and “Hear the words of this covenant and do them”.  Verses 4 and 6.

But, the people of Judah and Jerusalem “… did not obey or incline their ear, but walked, each one, in the stubbornness of his evil heart …”.  Verse 8.

Therefore thus says the Lord, “Behold I am bringing disaster on them which they will not be able to escape …”.  Verse 11.

Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.  Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.”  1 Corinthians 10:11-12. 

Jesus said:  “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.  And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house;  and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.  Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.  The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house;  and it fell—and great was its fall.”  Matthew 7:24-27. 

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