When Moses went and told the people all the Lord’s words and laws, they responded with one voice, “Everything the Lord has said we will do.”
Deuteronomy 30:15 (Historical)
“Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster.
Psalm 1:6 (Poetic / prayer)
For the Lord watches over the path of the godly,
but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
Proverbs 2:8-11 (Wisdom)
8 He guards the paths of the just
and protects those who are faithful to him.
9 Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair,
and you will find the right way to go.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will fill you with joy.
Jeremiah 21:8 (Prophetic)
“Tell all the people, ‘This is what the Lord says: Take your choice of life or death!
Two gates – Two trees – Two responses – Two foundations
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.
15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
15 “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
“Lord Lord” Gr. Kiryos – Teacher or authority greeting (Not Christological) until years post-resurrection
18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given when the apostles laid their hands on people, he offered them money to buy this power.
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ.