In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 7:24-27, Jesus gives a teaching about the importance of laying a good foundation with his parable of the two men building houses.
One man chooses to build his house on rock, and he sets to work laboring many weeks to cut the foundation into the stone to support his house.
The other man, seeing how much the other man struggled thought to himself, “I could make this easier on myself if I find a level ground and build there. Work would be less arduous, and I would finish much faster!”
And so it was. Both men built their houses, and for a time, all went well, until the rains came…
And where is the ‘good foundation’ for your spiritual life? Jesus says, “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock…”
Take God’s word into your heart and live by them. You will find, like the wise man, when the storms come, you will have nothing to fear.