Monday, August 4, 2008

Daily - 8/4/08

Luke 6:43-49

43 "A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit.

44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thornbushes, nor do they gather grapes from brambles.

45 A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.

46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' but not do what I command?

47 I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them.

48 That one is like a person building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it because it had been well built.

49 But the one who listens and does not act is like a person who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, it collapsed at once and was completely destroyed."

Many people out there believe in Christ’s wisdom, and many say that they believe he is the savior. But to truly believe in him, we are to "listen to his words, and act on them." We are called to obedience. If we do not listen to this call, we are the house that will collapse. The good news is that the more we give ourselves over to Christ, the more we are conformed to God’s will. The deeper we move into the Spirit, the easier it becomes to follow Christ’s commands.