Day 68: Spiritual Food in Quarantine
He who hears my words and obeys them is like a wise man who built his house on rock.
The Sermon on the Mount concludes with Jesus stressing the wisdom of truly hearing and obeying His words. He says it’s possible to seem obedient and yet not follow His command. We can prophesy, cast out demons or perform miracles and yet not fulfill God’s will. Paul echoes this by saying we can speak with eloquence, possess all knowledge, have faith to remove mountains, give all our possessions to feed the poor and surrender our bodies to be burned, and yet not have love. If that is so, it amounts to nothing. God’s will is for us to love Him with all of our being and our neighbor as ourselves. If this is not what’s behind what we think is good deeds, it’s like foolishly building a house on sand. In a world where many things are done for publicity, we should bear genuine fruit as children of God and do all things according to His will which is also His nature - love - the only strong and sure foundation.