“Great Was Its Fall”
God, thank you that in your great grace you sent your Son Jesus to this world to live, to die, and to rise from the grave; thank you also that in your great grace you sent your Son Jesus to this world to share his life and his words with us.
God, help us to grasp the truth that his words are the words of life; help us to grab hold of them, to learn them, and to do everything in our power--and more importantly in yours--to follow them.
After all, to fail to do so it is to cut ourselves off from the greatest wisdom there is; to fail to do so is to leave ourselves defenseless against the onslaughts of this life.
We want, O God, to make a great stand, not to experience a great fall.
So help us to listen to what Jesus says to us…and to do it.
“And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!” (Matthew 7:26-27)