Psalm of the Day: Psalm 78:31-45
Wisdom of the Day: Job 5:1-16
Scripture Reading: Luke 6:46-49
Let us see in these verses what a striking picture our Lord draws of the religion of the man who not only hears Christ's sayings, but DOES Christ's will. He compares him to one who "built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock."
Such a man's religion may cost him much. Like the house built on a rock, it may entail on him pains, labor, and self-denial. To lay aside pride and self-righteousness, to crucify the rebellious flesh, to put on the mind of Christ, to take up the cross daily, to count all things but loss for Christ's sake is hard work. But like the house built on the rock, such faith will stand. The streams of affliction may beat violently upon it, and the floods of persecution dash fiercely against it, but it will not give way. The Christianity which combines good profession and good practice is a building that will not fall.
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, help me to stand on the finished work of Christ and not worldly desires
Action Plan: What decisions need to be made today that will show where my loyalty stands?
This devotional was taken from The Gospel of Luke by J.C. Ryle published in 1858
and adapted by Pastor Tim Lewis of New England Shores Baptist Church.