How to Be Wise [Matthew 7:24 Daily Devotional]
“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.”— Matthew 7:24
Jesus is teaching us how to be wise. Wisdom starts with putting what Jesus said into practice. It’s more than just hearing what he has to say, it’s actually doing it, too. Jesus equates doing that to building a house on a firm foundation rather than shaky ground.
Jesus is a highly practical teacher, so he tells us exactly how to be wise. We simply must do what he says, which revolves around loving others and making disciples of the world. So how do you gain wisdom? Be generous and feed the hungry. You gain wisdom by investing in your coworkers and helping people with their practical needs. Wisdom isn’t found in studying books but in the activation of your faith.
Jesus, thank you for spelling this out clearly. Help me to continue growing in wisdom. Give me opportunities to serve people and put into practice the things you told me. It’s in your name I pray, amen.