“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” Luke 6:46
The meaning of this statement is unequivocable. The obedient stand on a firm foundation. When you have heard the Lord’s command, that is, have read a passage in the Word that demands a life change or action and it is ignored, you not only stand on shaky ground, but you have exposed yourself to his discipline. You stand on a golf course in a lightening storm shaking your club in the air in defiance. It won’t be long before you meet him face to face.
“But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.” Luke 6:49
I’ve worked in an engineering company for thirty years that specializes in testing foundations. If the ground will not withstand the load of a building, it must be shored up. It’s a black and white issue. Fail to do what is recommended, suffer the consequences. This is the case here. Nothing can be more repugnant to the Lord’s ears than to hear us call him Lord and then disobey him. He demands honor and respect and that is shown through obedience. As my college professor used to say repeatedly, “It’s just that simple.”
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17