A Tottering Fence
Wisdom's Corner
A Tottering Fence

Have you ever seen a fence that was falling over? It may have had rails that were coming off. It may have had loose posts. The fence might have been leaning to one side. Or the fence may have looked like it was a good fence. But when someone leaned against it, the fence broke or fell apart. The posts may have broken off at the ground because they were rotten.

The fence may have been built poorly or it may have been old. It was coming apart and was not holding together anymore. It would not serve the purpose for which it was built anymore. It was useless.

God says the wicked person is like that fence. In Psalm 62:3, we read, "How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence." The wicked person is no longer holding together the way he should be. He no longer serves the purpose for which he was created. He was created to serve and glorify God, but he no longer does that. He is useless to God.

And if God leans against him, he will fall over and apart just like the tottering fence. If the wicked has not fallen over in this life, he will most certainly fall over in the Judgment.

I do not want to be a tottering fence in the eyes of God. I do not think you do either. Study your Bible and learn how to be a strong fence.

Until next time, keep getting the wisdom of God. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School