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This will be the third and final installment dealing with the Parable of the Two Builders. Here again is the parable, as Jesus told it:
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on 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 on 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. (Mt. 7.24-27)
We have seen in the first and second installments dealing with this parable that Jesus uses the motif of building a house. Both men in the parable do the same thing. Both men seem capable and skilled at the craft. Both complete their task, (again, unlike the tower builder), and both have houses that will be tested by a storm. Read the rest of this entry »