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Do you remember the parable of the wise and the fool man? This parable was told by Jesus in the Bible to people who came to listen to His teachings. You can read this in the Book of Matthew and Luke.

The Parable of the Wise and the Fool Man

The Parable of the Wise and the Fool man is a story of two men who built their house in two different ways. One man built his house on the sand, while the other man built his house on a rock. When the wind blew and the rain came what do you think happened? The wise man’s house which was built upon the rock stood still. The house of the foolish man which was built on the sand was destroyed by the wind and rain.

This parable told by Jesus has a deeper meaning to it. It tells us that the person who rely on their own and their treasures here on earth. This treasures here on earth will perish and will not save you. However, the person who builds their life with the Rock as their foundation (Jesus and the word of the Lord) will be saved and never perish.

“Building on Sand” by Flatt and Scruggs

This simple parable has the same meaning as Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs song “Building on Sand.” In addition, Carl Butler wrote the song. “Building on Sand” was one of the songs recorded by Flatt and Scruggs and compiled for their 52-track album Foggy Mountain Gospel Album. The album was a collection of their old recording from 1951 to 1966. Moreover, some songs in this collection album of Flatt and Scruggs were “Angel Band,” “On the Rock Where Moses Stood,” “When the Saint Go Marching” and many more.

Meaning of the Song

“Building on Sand,” tells us that building your life here on earth by relying on earthly riches and things will be worthless. It encourages us to build our life on the rock of Salvation known as Jesus because with Jesus we are safe and saved.

Foggy Mountain Boys

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were both known for their bluegrass band Foggy Mountain Boys. Before they started their own band, Flatt was part of Bill Monroe’s band.

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