Society today tells us that we each have a life that is meant to be lived our own way, with our own truth. Jesus teaches something very different, He says, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Walking the way of Jesus, believing the truth of Jesus, produces a life that looks like Jesus. That is the good life. That is a life that endures every storm. That is a life worth living.
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.
Additional passages: Matthew 11:28-30, John 14:6