The conclusion or summary of “the greatest speech ever given”.
24″Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Might I suggest that while we begin to slowly clear away the debris, that we take some time to consider exactly why it is our house just fell with a great crash.
As we go forward, I would like to make a challenge to those out there to read chapters 5,6 & 7 of Matthew which is the greatest speech ever given. Then break it down as one would a political speech. What were the important issues that he addressed in his first speech?
Here are but a few of the things he addressess in the first part of his speech:
Attitudes and Character do matter
Stand by your convicions and principles even in the face of suffering or persecution.
Rule of law is important
Murder, Adultery, Divorce, Oaths…
In the days ahead as we take up the name of “builders”, the question I think we need to ask, is will we be wise or foolish builders. Will we continue at the expense of our principles to make exceptions, allowances, and comprimises in order to amass as many votes as we can?
I put it to you. I challenge you to take 10 mins and read three simple chapters that make up the greatest speech ever given and that from it you will see some strong, stable and sound foundations with which to rebuild upon.