Luk 6:46-49 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? (47) Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: (48) he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.

(49) But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”

As most all of you know, many evil people claim to be Christians. Abusers, revilers, narcissists, sociopaths – the list goes on. They are wolves in wool.

And they are something else – they are fools. Why? Because while he/she hears God’s Word and in many cases can quote it, entering into theological debate and manifesting apparent thorough knowledge of Scripture – such a person does not do God’s Word. He hears it, but does not do it.

Jesus said that a storm is coming. As in Noah’s day, so a great (and this time, final) deluge is heaping up right now. On the day when that dam bursts, two kinds of people will be revealed. Those who heard Christ’s Word and did it, and those who only heard. Sheep and goats. Wheat and chaff. One will prevail because he has laid a sure foundation – the Lord Jesus Christ. The other will perish because he build his house on the sand and will be washed away into hell.

In the early 20th century an entrepreneur came to Tillamook where we live. He had a dream. He was going to build a seafront boardwalk – something to rival Atlantic City. And he did in fact do it. A huge hotel, an indoor salt water pool – people even built homes there. They called it Bay Ocean. Well, if you go there today, other than for a few sparse remnants of concrete, all you will see is sand, beach grass, and the Pacific ocean. Why? Because the waters came. The ocean swept in and in a relatively short time everything eroded away.

There was no foundation. It did not stand.

And that, for all the wicked man’s seeming “wisdom,” is exactly what is going to happen to him one day. Swept away. Gone forever. There won’t even be the smallest sign in the kingdom of God that he ever existed. The wicked are fools. Their sin makes them fools.