Like a leaning wall and tottering fence

Is a soul that’s filled with lies;

Where deceit will pour and will be dispensed

To cast down those who will rise.

But it’s on the verge of collapse

When it’s not built on the rock;

It has no true cornerstone

And can fall with a mere knock.

A leaning wall is no comfort at all

With a shaky foundation indeed;

Unstable and unreliable

It’s like a soul that can’t be free.

Likewise is the mouth that will bless

But inwardly it will curse;

That delights in every secret lie

Where corruption it will birth.

When it slanders with the lips

And attacks in every way,

It’s like a leaning wall and tottering fence;

A soul that’s gone astray.

Like a spider’s web and a dead end route

Is the expectation of those who hate,

Like a tottering fence and a leaning wall

When envy and greed do mate.

But those who wait upon the Lord

Will not be shaken or moved,

When He’s our rock, our refuge and our defense

And where we are truly loved.

Our defense and our deliverer

Who consumes our enemies;

All those who rise against us

And our downfall hope to see.

The Lord of our salvation

Where our expectation is from Him;

Our strength and dear refuge

Who will calm our soul within.

(C) P.B. 2021

“Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.  He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.”  Psalm 62:1-2

“How long will you attack a man?  You shall be slain, all of you, like a leaning wall and a tottering fence.  They only consult to cast him down from his high position; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.”  Psalm 62:3-4

“My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.”  Psalm 62:5

“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.”  Psalm 62:8

“For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips…consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be; And let them know that God rules in Jacob to the ends of the earth.”  Psalm 59:12-13

“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.  Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret – it only causes harm.”  Psalm 37:7-8

“For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.”  Psalm 37:9

“So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the hypocrite shall perish, whose confidence shall be cut off, and whose trust is a spider’s web.  He leans on his house, but it does not stand. He holds it fast, but it does not endure.”  Job 8:13-15