Listen to these words and act on them
To emphasise this Matthew, the Gospel writer, uses the parable of the two builders. Through this parable, we realise that if we hear and act we are like the sensible builder but if we hear the word and don’t act then that is a sign of foolishness. This parable reinforces the message Jesus gives that we do need to do the will of the Father.
At the end of this Gospel, we hear about the impact this sermon and the teachings of Jesus had on the people who heard them…. They left a ‘deep impression’ because he taught ‘with authority not like their own scribes’.