Vol. 3, No. 4
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.
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.