Not everyone who says, “Lord, Lord,” is a true teacher of God’s Word. Believers need to beware whom they follow.

BibleGateway: Matthew 7:15-29

ESV Text: Matthew 7:15-29

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:47 and ends at about 3:39

     15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

     21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 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: 25 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. 26 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: 27 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. 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 487:
How Beauteous Are their Feet

— Organ Audio

1. How beauteous are their feet 
Who stand on Zion’s hill; 
Who bring salvation on their tongues 
And words of peace reveal! 

2. How charming is their voice! 
How sweet their tidings are! 
“Zion, behold thy Savior-King; 
He reigns and triumphs here.” 

3. How happy are the ears 
That hear this joyful sound 
Which kings and prophets waited for 
And sought, but never found! 

4.How blessed are the eyes 
That see this heavenly light! 
Prophets and kings desired it long, 
But died without the sight. 

5. The watchmen join their voice 
And tuneful notes employ; 
Jerusalem breaks forth in songs, 
And deserts learn the joy. 

6. The Lord makes bare His arm 
Through all the earth abroad. 
Let every nation now behold 
Their Savior and their God.