What did Jesus compare living according to his words to?

Matthew 7:24, 25 - "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock." [NKJV] That is what he has spoken.