Is the Bible is a dangerous book to read, and is the church a dangerous society to join?
Jesus is about to wrap His Manifesto (Matthew 5-7). There is one final parable to lay it all out. There is a contrast in the previous paragraph which was between ‘saying’ and ‘doing’. The contrast now is between ‘hearing’ and ‘doing’.
On the one hand, Jesus says, there is the person who hears these words of mine and does them (24), and on the other the person who hears these words of mine and does not do them (26).
May I be a person who hears and acts. May I be obedient. Jesus is commanding me to love. Will I?