Building on Sand

I had seen a TV documentary about Dubai and the fantasy building schemes. No matter what was said about the great investment opportunities i could not get out of my head that it was all built on sand. Sand literally and sand metaphorically. A whole new community without substance.

I heard about the hotels and bars and the never-ending sunshine. But i wanted to know is there were libraries and churches and community centres.

Now it all looks very shaky with the financial crash there. When I heard about the latest troubles on the news i immediately thought of the words of Jesus about building on sand.

Posted by Wordmobi

2 thoughts on “Building on Sand

  1. I don’t remember the title. You could be right. I suppose some would watch it and desire to go and start a new life there. I was repelled by the place. No mention of book shops, churches or parks. Just people chasing money.

    As the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy:

    1 Timothy 6:6-10
    But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
    People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

    And

    verses 17-19
    Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
    Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
    In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

    It seemed to me that people were looking for life and love, yet looking in the wrong direction.

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