A Bowing Wall
Wisdom's Corner
A Bowing Wall

People built stone walls during ancient Bible times for several different reasons. Walls were built for protection. Most cities had stone walls around them. Walls were built to hold back dirt on a hillside. A terrace would be dug on a hill and the only way to hold back the dirt wall was to build a stone wall.

Over time these walls would get weak. The wall might start bulging in the middle. This means they would start getting rounded in the middle instead of being straight. This bulging area was the weak point. An enemy would attack this part of the wall and tear it down. A heavy rain from a storm could make the wall give way and fall.

God says the wicked person is like that bulging wall. 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 bowing wall is a bulging wall.

The wicked person will not stand against the attack of God. The wicked person may not fall in this life, but he will certainly fall in the Judgment. The storms of life may make him fall in this life.

Read your Bible. Learn how to be a strong wall by having 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