Then take a look at Matthew 7:24-27:
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
The storms of life descend on the righteous and the unrighteous alike.
The person who builds his house on the Word of God has a solid foundation: Rock.
The person who does not build his house on the Word of God has a shaky foundation: Sand.
The storms come from every direction:
Above: “The rains descended”
Below: “The flood came”
All sides: “The winds blew, and burst against the house.”
– Those who go to the trouble of HEARING and APPLYING the Word of God will stand up under the storm.
– Those who refuse to LISTEN to and OBEY God’s Word will not stand up under the storms of life.
You and I can count on storms in life! Whether we survive will depend upon the foundation we lay in God’s Word: HEARING and APPLYING. The choice is ours.