Pr. 10:25: “When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation.”
I remember years ago, as I rolled off a skating rink, my feet went forward out from under me and I fell straight down on my tailbone. It looked much like this:
When I envision a whirlwind passing by, this image pops into my mind. When we are living in sin, our foundation is as unstable as a pair of roller skates on an unexpected incline. We are governed by our feelings, urges, and desires, which are ever-changing. We are being led by a liar whose sole intent is to destroy us and steal from us. He wants nothing more than to keep us from the inheritance that has already been provided for us.
Oh, but that everlasting foundation!! There is nothing like it. What are the lyrics to that song, “Just like a tree, planted by the water, I shall not be moved.” When we are being led by the Almighty God, and Savior of this world, our roots go so deep that we cannot be moved.
Psalm 1 talks about those who do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, but delight in the law of the Lord, and His law, meditating on it day and night. Vs. 3 says, “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.”
Vs. 4-5: “The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.”
This is serious stuff. We are either firmly rooted in the Lord, righteous and destined to stand in the judgment which will take us to everlasting life; or we are on unstable footing that will be knocked out from under us by the whirlwind that passes by and we will lose our rightful inheritance.
Jesus died so that we would have everlasting life. He came as our Cornerstone. He is the Rock on which we can build our lives. If we build our lives on Him, neither the rains, the floods, nor the wind can make us fall.
The Lord does not desire that any should perish but that all should come to repentance and salvation. Let’s ensure that our foundation is the stable, unshakable, immovable, unchangeable Lord. No need to be swept away by the whirlwind that was meant for satan.