Perhaps the best way to impress doctrine upon our hearts and minds is through the singing of songs. Therefore, we should think carefully about the lyrics of the hymns that we sing in our churches. Today, pick out a favorite hymn from your favorite hymnal. Consider the meaning of the lyrics and try to find the biblical passages upon which they are based. When you have the opportunity to sing unto the Lord, pay close attention to the meaning of words being sung.
At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus offers us only two options. Either we will build our lives on His teaching and survive in that last day or we will build our lives on the sinking sand of men’s opinions and be washed away into eternal destruction (Matt. 7:24–27). Because this sermon is a part of God’s living Word, Jesus presents the same choice to us today. Will we continue to walk in His ways?