Sand and Stone of Pride

Pride is a hard heart, one that makes itself higher than others. It comes in two forms: sand or stone. A sand heart focuses on people and tasks at the expense of God. It is loose and requires a storm to be shaped and restored. A stone heart pretends to focus on God at the expense of others. It is legalistic and requires tooling by a sharp instrument to be shaped and restored.

Ironically, both sand and stone are the same substance, just a different aggregate. In essence, sand is just tiny pieces of crumbled up stone. However, neither reflects the wisdom of the Restorer because proud sand and stone hearts are foolish. Solomon observed, “Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both” (Proverbs 27:3). Which substance represents the condition of your heart? Surrender it to the Restorer today.

For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 1: Sand, Stone & Clay

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