In a big earthquake, which is the building that will stand? It's the one with the firmest foundation. If your life were a house, how firm would you want the foundation? Jesus said, "Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won't collapse because it is built on bedrock" (Matthew 7:24,25). If you want your life to be built on bedrock, put into practice the wisdom in the Bible. You start laying the foundation of your life just by reading it daily. It can take just 5 minutes -- or you can spend 50! As you read it, you will learn how to build your life, hear from God, and become sure of the hope you have in Jesus.
Reading the Bible is like having a personal guide with you at all times. David said, "Your laws please me; they give me wise advice" (Psalm 119:24). Relationships, money, work, politics -- we all need wisdom for these. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, and the Bible is your curriculum. Together, the two will show you the right way. Jesus said, "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you" (John 14:26). It's like going through a maze and having someone with a bird's eye view give you directions. He says, "Over there to the right... Love your enemy." And, "There, take a left -- give to God from your finances." As you lay your foundation from the Bible, your life will stand firm in hard times. Find out more about how to understand and apply the Bible in this section.Section 5: Community