Bacon Egg Lettuce Tomato Sandwich

A Strong Foundation & B.E.L.T. Sandwich

Luke 6:46 (amp)

“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not practice what I tell you?”

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Like most of the questions that Jesus asks, this one is rhetorical. He’s not looking for an answer from us, but instead, He’s asking us to reflect inward. Jesus spent three years performing miracles and teaching. He healed diseases, restored lives, walked on water, turned water into wine, and turned one meal into 5,000. Many people believed in Him, but not many lived like they did. Unfortunately, that’s still the case today.

Scripture isn’t just God speaking, it’s His instruction to us. It’s so important to open the Bible and study the Word, but it’s equally as important to implement His teachings into our lives. If we only read but don’t act, we’re not getting the full benefit of the Scripture.

Jesus wanted the people to know that if they said they believed, they needed to act like Believers. You know that old saying, “actions speak louder than words?” I’m pretty sure this verse is the origin of that. It’s not very often that we believe in something but choose to let it pass by. Imagine someone gave me the winning Powerball numbers, but I decided not to play. Or what if someone told me the exact directions to get to my destination, but I chose not to follow them and just tried to find it on my own. A doctor prescribed a medication to cure my month-long cough, but I decide not to take it. In all these instances, what I’m really saying is I don’t believe you. I don’t trust you.

If we say we believe in Jesus but we don’t follow His commands, do we really trust Him? If we aren’t practicing His teachings, there’s a reason for it, and in this scripture, He’s asking us to dig deeper into that reason. I think it’s important to note that Jesus isn’t angry. While His question is asked with a direct tone, His goal isn’t to hurt or scare us, it’s to help us. In fact, in order to help us understand, He goes on to give a tangible example of the difference between listening to His teachings and ignoring them.

“Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and obeys is like a man building a house. He digs deep and lays his foundation on rock. The floods come, and the water tries to wash the house away. But the flood cannot move the house, because the house was built well. But the one who hears my words and does not obey is like a man who builds his house on the ground without a foundation. When the floods come, the house quickly falls down. And that house is completely destroyed (Luke 6:47-49 ICB).”

Jesus wants us to have a strong foundation, because He knows that this lifetime is filled with floods. He doesn’t want to see our houses crumble and wash away. And He knows that His teachings and instructions aren’t just the right way, they’re the only way to prevent that from happening. But He loves us too much to build our houses for us; He’s asking us to choose our foundations for ourselves, to put in the work to build a strong, secure house, and He’ll be there to draw up the blueprints and offer His help every step of the way.

Write

Write about a time that you chose not to listen to God’s teachings. What was the end result of that choice? Looking back now, why did you choose the way that you did? What, if anything, would you do differently if faced with the same circumstances today?

Pray

For God’s teachings to direct your actions and choices.

B.E.L.T. Sandwich

1 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

6 minTotal Time

Serves 1 Open Face B.E.L.T. Sandwich

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 strip bacon
  • 1/4 small tomato, sliced
  • 1 piece romaine lettuce
  • 1 slice bread of choice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon to desired crispness
  2. Scramble egg with salt and pepper and cook in a skillet
  3. Toast bread
  4. Layer slices of tomatoes, lettuce, egg, and bacon on top of bread
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Tips & Tools

The nutrition information is calculated using 1 strip of Hormel Black Label Lower Sodium Bacon and 1 slice of Trader Joes Seeded Sourdough Bread.

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