Then I will say to them, "I never knew you. Get away from me, you wicked people!' 124
"So then, anyone who hears these words of mine and obeys them is like a wise man who built his house on rock.
The rain poured down, the rivers flooded over, and the wind blew hard against that house. But it did not fall, because it was built on rock.
"But anyone who hears these words of mine and does not obey them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
The rain poured down, the rivers flooded over, the wind blew hard against that house, and it fell. And what a terrible fall that was!"
When Jesus finished saying these things, the crowd was amazed at the way he taught. 229
He wasn't like the teachers of the Law; instead, he taught with authority.