In the sermon on the mount, Jesus spoke about having humility, love and living a prayerful life. He addressed the masses on how to live a full Christian life and what it took to meet that standard. Let’s think about this for a minute. The anointed one, God’s only son Jesus stood there and spoke to the crowd giving them the ultimate message and knowledge. This was actually God’s word directly from the source of life. What an experience that must have been, Jesus telling a parable right there to those people.
I can picture the scene in my head and it is one of my favorite passages in the bible. Jesus taught that following stated religious laws and methods did not meet the standards that God had set forth. God set the gold standard by sending Jesus to earth to witness to mankind, die and ascend back to heaven to serve forever at God’s side. The Pharisees and their followers were not happy with this and didn’t buy it. What they taught was in direct opposition of God’s will and word. Following a process or procedure does not make you holy or Christlike.
Jesus directly stated that righteousness is attained by deciding to make an internal decision to have a personal relationship with God. You must acknowledge that Jesus is the savior of all sinners. He is worthy of all praise, honor and your commitment. Question is, are we worthy of his honor and commitment?
In the sermon on the mount Jesus spoke of the parable of the two houses. One which was built on a weak foundation and when the storm came it crumbled away. The other house was built on solid rock. It was built on a solid foundation and it withstood the storm. Jesus is that foundation we must have in our lives or we will crumble in the storm. Build a relationship based on Jesus as the rock, Jesus as the foundation and watch what happens. He can help you endure all of life’s storms and overcome them without fear.
I wrote a book not long ago and I spoke about many life events that would have crushed me along the way. I talked about disappointments, injuries, deaths and all kinds of things that we face as humans. I always leaned on Jesus, but had I not had him I would have perished mentally, physically and spiritually during those times. Give Jesus your heart, tell the world what he has done for you and be faithful that he will be your foundation in life.
- Is Jesus your foundation of life?
- Will you allow God to change you so life will not rule you?
Jesus, thank you for being my rock of life. Thank you for the foundation you gave us to stand on by giving your life for me and all the sinners of the world. I pray your spirit spreads globally and becomes the rock of life for all mankind before it is too late. Amen
Matthew 5:1-7:29 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.