Build Your House on the Rock
j "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?
k "Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:
"He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.
"But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
"A son honors his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the Father, Where is My honor? And if I am a Master, Where is My reverence? Says the LORD of hosts To you priests who despise My name. Yet you say, 'In what way have we despised Your name?'
Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
"Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!'
"When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open for us,' and He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know you, where you are from,'
Matthew 7:24 - 27
Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
"He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."
James 1:22 - 25
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.