Matthew 7:20-25New International Version (NIV)
20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
True and False Disciples
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
The Wise and Foolish Builders
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
Dear Lord, Give me ears to hear your Word and put your Word into practice. When I do this, I am like a wise man who built his house of a rock for no matter the storms that may rage against me, I will not fall because my foundation is built on the bedrock of Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.