God’s Word: Matthew 7:26, 27, Jesus said, “But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.”
Jesus’ Message to Me: (My interpretation of what Jesus is saying in these verses)These words of Mine, in this “Sermon on the Mount,” are given as a “prescription” for living a joyful life now and forever.
The purpose of this “prescription” is that you would take My words into your heart and put them into practice in your daily life. Only then will you realize the benefit of these action words I have given you.
Words are a vehicle to communicate from one heart to another. I have shared My heart with you through these action words. I chose My action words carefully to be sure and give you just the right “prescription” to help you live victorious. But now it is up to you. There is a big difference between reading My action words and actually taking the advice and making life-changes—putting them into action.
And to be sure the “prescription” is for you and only you—I have left you with more than mere action words. My Spirit dwells with the one who turns to Me in obedience and takes these action words to heart. I will help you understand and put My teaching into practice in your life. Oh no, I will never leave you alone. I’m there with you each step of the way.
Jesus’ Question for Me: Will you take My “prescription” and let it bless both your daily life and your eternal life?
Jesus’ Promise to Me: You are not alone! I am with you as your constant companion.
My Prayer to God
I praise You for giving this prescription that blesses my life abundantly—and then some.
I am sorry I too often ignore Your prescription, and then suffer for it.
Thank You for calling me back to Your prescription for joyful living.
Help me incorporate Your prescription for living in my daily choices.