(Proverbs 27:3 KJV) A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
Let’s wax poetical for a moment. Some of us are rocks. Some are sand (2344). Too many are “fools” (191). A stone is solid and rigid. It has strength but little flexibility. We all know people like that. They will be on time and have their ducks in a row but don’t expect them to know about the latest social media craze. Sand is flexible but has a hard time standing up on its own. Sand makes great backgrounds for shooting ranges because it will absorb all kinds of abuse. It isn’t good for foundations. Fools are blasting caps waiting to go off unexpectedly.
With the help of the Holy Spirit we have something to say if we are rocks, sand or fools. It starts with recognizing our traits and being willing to change. It takes time but that is what spiritual growth is all about. You might remember the buttons that were briefly popular: PBPWMGINFWMY. For the young that was, “Please be patient with me. God is not finished with me yet.”
So? The Christian life is a path not a spot. It is a journey and I have a feeling it will be a journey that continues into eternity. Right now we are getting ready for the big adventure.