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Proverbs 12:7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.

When I read this verse, it reminds me of Jesus’ final words when he wraps up the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7). The man who hears the words of Jesus and obeys them, is like a man who builds his house on a rock. When all sorts of weather came up and beat upon that house, it stood firm because its foundation was on a rock. The man who hears Jesus’ words but does not obey them, is like a man who builds his house on sand. When all sorts of weather beats down on that house, it falls because it is built on a weak foundation. So what have we built our foundation with; fortune, success, good health, friends, the list can go on and on. All these things are a part of life, but I can’t think of a better place to build our foundation then on the words of Jesus found in these 3 chapters in Matthew, not on things that do not weather the storm.

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In Deuteronomy 11, Moses exhorts the Israelites: love the Lord your God, serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, and keep his commands.  He warns of being enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them (v.16) and describes all the blessings that come from holding fast to Him (v.14-15, 23-25).


May we be cognizant of how we are enticed to turn away and worship other gods rather than devote our love, our heart, and our soul, to the God who created us, saved us, and sustains us. May we hold fast to the Lord our God and enjoy Him!


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