When Believers experience rough times they know they can immediately respond to the Lord's invitation:

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light,” Matthew 11'28-30.

But notice too, that Jesus said: "learn from me". One major teaching of His is about having a strong foundation on which to build an unshakeable spiritual house:

"Whoever comes to Me and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:

"He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock.

And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock," Luke 6'47-48.


Various things "beat vehemently" against Believers. The vehemence of some is obvious, some subtle, claiming to be of value but are not.

Without a foundation in the word of Christ Believers are in danger of being deceived and turned from His word.

Colossians 2'8 says:

"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit,

according to the tradition of men,

according to the basic principles of the world,

and not according to Christ".

Beware! Accepting deceptions like these puts Believers outside of God's grace, His protection and the abundance of Kingdom life.

And they lay them open to the enemy working his evil power in them. Adam and Eve found that out!

However, a Believer may be vulnerable when reading the word of Christ. Perhaps it's hard to understand. If it is, do not say something like "I don't understand".

Ask, "Lord, help me understand". Then leave it and the Holy Spirit will settle it in due course.