It’s one thing to know what Jesus taught.
It’s something entirely different to do what Jesus taught.
This is the difference – the ONLY difference – between the life that stands up to adversity and the life that crashes under it’s pressures, according to Jesus (Matthew 7:24-27).
Christians can easily hide our lack of obedience to Jesus’ teachings behind all of our talking about Jesus’ teachings. Jesus calls this “foolish.” He says this lack of “putting [his] words into practice” has a devastating end.