Jesus in his teaching from the Sermon on the Mount impressed upon his hearers the importance of building their lives on a solid foundation. For if the foundations are not strong when the storms of life come and beat against us our lives will collapse.
In the book of Hebrews Paul picks up on this same theme explaining that the foundation to our lives are the teachings of Christ. He stresses how important it is to have a foundation strong enough to support us throughout our lifetime into eternity.
The foundational truths bring us safely into faith, carry us through our life of service and support us as we leave this present world.