When you start a hike, you embark on a journey. You don't know what you will find on the trail ahead. A wise person will consult a trail guide at the beginning. The guide can show you how to prepare for the journey, tell you waht to expect on the trail, what to avoid, and the best way to approach the summit. Your life will depend on the skills you have learned through the journey. This concept is found all over.
“Trail Guide” contains the truths and disciplines that you will return to over and over. These are the essential skills you revisit when you wander off the path. You will use them for the rest of your life. As a follower of Jesus, you will build your life upon them.
When you take the time to work through “Trail Guide” and then start incorporating this teaching from Jesus into your daily life, you are building your house on a bedrock of truth that will withstand all of the suffering, garbage, betrayal, addiction, sickness and loss that life will throw at you.
You will remain standing.