"Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?" - Luke 6:46
We live on top of Catoctin Mountain, at 1000 feet, a foothill of the Appalacians--some of the oldest mountains on earth. This is one of the rock outcroppings on our property but there is also an area nearby considered wetlands. Today's Our Daily Bread is about Jesus's teaching concerning those who hear and obey His words. They are like those who build their houses on rock as compared to those who do not build on a firm foundation. Kirsten Holmberg writes, "On many occasions, I've been tempted to ignore my conscience when I knew God asked more of me than I had given, thinking my response had been 'close enough.'" Even though we have a lot of bedrock on our property, if our house was built in the wetland area it would have all sorts of problems.
I am grateful that Jesus is my rock on whom I can depend. All I need do is obey Him.