“Analysis of Matthew 7 verses 24-27,” by Andrew J. Schatkin
My dear friends, I bid and ask you to join with me in another voyage of intellectual discovery where those who may wish to engage in critical thinking and to not engage in and accept media lies and falsehoods and political code words and hype can join in the effort to gain truth and facts amid the barrage of corruption and virtual darkness we are confronted with and befuddled and made effective fools of. I welcome you in this quest and task of attaining and coming to know and grasp intellectual honesty and honest discernment. Join with me in this voyage of discovery to get at and find what is valid and authentic in this world of confusion and to come with me in tearing apart the curtain of lies and darkness that hides from us what is truth and fact.
Today I propose to analyze and interpret and if possible understand the meaning and thrust of the words of Jesus, the eternal god who in these words speaks to us from his holy word and from the precincts and mansions of heaven in the company of the holy trinity and all the angels and archangels. Jesus says in Matt 7 24-27 as follows: “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock and the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house but it did not fall because it had been founded on the rock, and everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand and the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house and it fell and great was the fall of it.”
We have to ask ourselves what Jesus means here. Jesus tells us in this little sermon or torah, in the use of the phrase, “these words,” that mere hearing and mouthing of the words of the gospel and his words is hollow and he makes clear that it is the life actions that are essential and important and living a life of love and charity will enable us to endure and gain the eternal life and joy of heaven and that house and that life will not fail or fall and we will not be brought down like the house, as Jesus says, to us built upon the rock, and will not fall despite winds, floods, and rain. Better put, one could say that church going without living a life of love and service to others, or, rather speaking and saying without the actions I mention here lack meaning and significance. The issue is how we treat and love our neighbors not what we say and repeat. Jesus makes clear that hearing and not doing will fail like the house built on sand and when the rains came and floods came and winds blew like the house built on sand that life will fail. Jesus says and tells us here that it is the life that counts and what we do not what we say.
This ends my interpretation of this passage and I do hope you have found benefit from the words of a humble sinner who seeks to comprehend and the words of Christ the son of god and I urge you to return to and read and read the biblical text none of us can come to understand fully and completely.