Biblical scholar, William Barclay, makes a good point concerning the difference between doing and not doing.
"knowledge only becomes relevant when it is translated into action. Knowledge must become action; theory must become practice; theology must become life. There are thousands of people who listen to the teachings of Jesus Christ every Sunday, and who have a very good knowledge of what Jesus taught, and who yet make little or no deliberate attempt to put it into practice. If we are to be in any sense followers of Jesus we must hear and do.”
Foundations, Builders and Storms. The bottom line is, if the house is not built upon the proper foundation, when the storm comes, it will fall. So it is with a life that has been built upon a poor foundation. It will fail. The necessary tool by which this house must be built is faith. The foundation upon which it must be laid is the rock. And the end result of building by faith upon the rock is salvation. There is only one salvation and it is only secure when it is founded upon the rock. It is a scary thing to be told that there is a devastating storm a-comin'. God promises that the life founded upon the rock, no matter what storms may come, it will stand. If you are a wise builder, you will build your house upon the solid foundation.