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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

May 25, 2017

Well, this is our final episode in our study on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. We will be wrapping it up with Matthew chapter 7, verses 24-29. In these closing lines of His message, Jesus will deal with the wise and the foolish man. One built his house on a solid foundation of rock, while the other took short cuts and simply built his house on sand. In both cases, the storms of life came, battering their homes with wind and rain. One stood, while the other fell. But what is Jesus’ point with this story? Why did He choose to wrap up his entire message in this way? This ending, along with everything else Jesus said that day, left the people in His audience astounded. He spoke like no one else they had ever heard. He seemed to have a power and authority that none of their other religious leaders possessed. He spoke with confidence. And Jesus will close out His message by emphasizing that it is His very words that will provide the foundational base on which those who are approved by God will stand firm and find wisdom to model the kingdom life.