|And the rain descended, and the rivers came, and the winds blew, and they dashed against that house; and it fell, and its fall was great.|
|And when Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astounded at His teaching,|
|For He taught them as One having authority and not like their scribes.|
Christ, as the new King of the kingdom of the heavens, spoke with authority in decreeing the new law of the kingdom.
The basic concept of the constitution of the kingdom of the heavens is that the kingdom people should be righteously strict with themselves, mercifully kind toward others, and secretly pure toward God.
When the rain, the rivers, and the winds test the house built upon the sand, the house, not having a solid foundation, will fall. This is the Lord’s conclusion of the constitution of the kingdom of the heavens.