Wisdom's Corner
Do Not Build on Sand

Many parts of the world have very large storms known as hurricanes or tsunamis. These storms begin out over the ocean and gather up a lot of water. They have very strong winds that can blow roofs off of houses. When the storm comes over land, it rains very hard. The strong winds cause the ocean tide to be much higher than normal. So the waves go much further onto land than normal. Because of the higher tides and the large amount of rain, there is a lot of flooding.

The high waves beat on the houses that are built close to the beach. These waves also beat on the sandy beaches. The sand is washed away and sometimes a beach will be as much as ten feet lower than it used to be. Houses that are built on the sand will wash away.

Today many homes that are built close to the beach are specially built so that they will not wash away. Deep holes are dug into the sand until hard rock is found. Then pillars are put on this rock to support the houses. If all of the sand is washed away, the house will stay where it is because it is supported by rock.

God says that our lives can be like building a house on sand or on rock. If we learn what God wants us to do and then do it, He says it is like building our house on rock. But if we learn what to do and do not do it, then it is like having our house built on sand (Matthew 7:24-27).

If we do not have the wisdom from God, then we will be washed away spiritually when the storms of life come upon us. But if we have the wisdom from God, then when the storms of life come along we will be able to continue stand.

Get God's wisdom. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you. Until next time, keep reading your Bible.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School