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The story in Acts from the daily Bible reading that talks about some Jews driving out evil spirits, reminds me of a parable from the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus says, “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.”  Those men were incredulous in the fact that they asked, "Didn’t we prophesy in your name and in your name cast out evil spirits and perform many miracles in your name?"  Jesus answered them, “I never knew you, depart from me.”  God’s pleasure doesn’t come from those who are strong or those who have great abilities or other such things, but from those who fear Him, those who put their hope in Him.  It is not for us to judge another person’s faith, but let’s be sure that our faith is based on our fear and love of the Lord, not on the fact that we just call Him Lord.


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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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