SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 7:21-29
Only those who do the will of the Father will get into heaven. Basically, those who aren’t hypocrites and truly have a heart for God.
Those who follow God’s law and Jesus’s teaching will have a firm foundation like someone who built his house on a rock. Those who don’t are like the foolish man who built his house on sand, so the house eventually fell under the strain.
The crowds were amazing as Jesus’s authoritative teachings.
BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 8, Day 5: Matthew 7:21-29
12a) Only those who do the will of the Father will get into heaven. Basically, those who aren’t hypocrites and truly have a heart for God.
b) You have to walk the walk. It’s important to act on God’s Word and not just know it.
13a) Isaiah 28:16 says trust in God. 1 Corinthians 3:11 says that Jesus Christ is our foundation. You build your life upon God’s Word and Jesus’s teachings by doing your best to follow them.
b) By not following God’s laws, commands, and teachings. By being completely out for yourself. By doing evil.
14) It gives me hope, strength, and encouragement to keep going.
15) Your actions.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 8, Day 5: Matthew 7:21-29
I love the foundation analogies because it’s so true. If you are grounded in God and His Word, no storm can penetrate or blow you over.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 8, Day 5: Matthew 7:21-29
Jesus warns about those who do not have a heart for God. They merely say things without truly believing it. Saying Jesus is your Lord and Savior is not enough. You have to have a relationship with Jesus in order to be saved.
“In that day” or “On that day” refers to Jesus’s Second Coming.
Preaching is not enough. Just ask Judas.
Note that each house most likely looked the same from the outside; it was what was on the inside — the foundations — that mattered.
Your foundations will be shaken by life; it’s important that they stand the test with Jesus. (Proverbs 10:25)
We must be doers of God’s Word. We must seek out God. Doing nothing is almost as bad as doing evil. (Numbers 32:23) The results are the same.
The listeners had never heard these teachings before, and they had never seen the authority of God. Imagine! I’m sure Jesus had quite the presence.
Once your astonishment is over, it’s time to get to work, implementing the teachings.
Summary of The Sermon on the Mount
This concludes Matthew 5-7, Jesus’s longest recorded speech, the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus is concerned with what was on the inside. During these times, the emphasis was on the front you portrayed to others. Those who were religious tried to outdo each other by fasting for show, praying in public, and wearing Bible verses strapped to their foreheads and left arms. We cannot fool God and fake religion. He knows that inside we are broken and need a Savior.
These three chapters are among the most studied in the entire Bible. Yet, Jesus says none of this is new. He comes to fulfill the Old Testament and lays out the one truth we must hold dear: we are to live for God alone. A heart living, not one of appearances.
I hope you enjoyed these chapters as much as I did. They are full of great heart advice and reminders of who is our king and who we live for.