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Life of Jesus Christ in Its Historical Connexion and Historical Developement.
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§ 158. Test of Discipleship. (Matt., vii., 24-27.)

Christ concludes the whole discourse with a contrast between true and false disciples; between those who take care to apply to their life and practice the truths which he had laid down, and those who do not. He thus makes prominent, in the conclusion, the great truth announced in the beginning, and carried through the discourse, viz., that a right disposition of heart is essential in all things. According to their right application of his words his hearers were to judge themselves, and find their destiny described (v. 24-27). [“Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man., which built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.”]

These words of warning, at the end of the discourse, harmonize well with its beginning.

END OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.

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