|Matthew 7:24-25 |
24 Therefore whoever hears [not reads] these sayings of mine, and does [obeys] them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house upon a rock. [This verse is Jesus is providing the formula for success — exposing yourself to hear Him speak to you and obey His commands requiring your repentance. Reading the Bible is not hearing the Lord speak to you by His Spirit. You must patiently and persistently wait on the Lord to speak to you, as you listen for His sayings, watch for His revelations, and then obey them. The words you hear that He speaks to you imparts the life of God to you: It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life-giving. John 6:63.]
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it did not fall because it was built upon a rock.