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The Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Builders was given by Jesus in the New Testament. The central theme of Christ as a firm and sure foundation (the rock) is echoed in the writings of the apostles and even to this day by artists and interpreters of the Bible.
"Every one then who hears these words of mine and does 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 every one 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."
A Brief Explanation
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Jesus mentions that the results of people's actions are universal which means that everything we do are common with another, when sharing the same conditions. He moves on to explain that seeking and acting on His advice will be so spiritually securing that it will be able to withstand Judgment. However, anyone seeking His advice, but not acting on it, will become spiritually weak. Their rebellious spirit will fail to withstand the power of the Judgment.
Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Builders
Test of a Person
in the Sermon on the Mount
| Succeeded by|
Widow’s Son at Nain Raised
Miracles of Jesus