Matthew 7:24 – akouo, logous, poiei

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
— Matthew 7:24

Note that both “builders” heard the same message. The difference is that this builder heard and responded in faith, becoming a doer of His Word. This builder placed His trust in the Lord, while the other builder, who heard the same message, placed his confidence in himself.


• hears (akouo) to hear with attention.
• words (logous) based on logos: word as embodying an idea, a statement. logos: Jesus expresses the thoughts of the Father through the Spirit.
• does (poiei) action. present tense calls for this to be one’s lifestyle

I do a lot of interpretation and study of these verses, but how do I DO them?

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