Be The Pole, Not The Flag

American flag

Great bit of wisdom from Sunday School teacher Aaron Williamson this morning at Iduma Church.  He said he has tried to teach his son to be the pole and not the flag.  Sounds kinda strange advice, but think about it.  The pole is grounded and anchored so that it can stand tall and strong.  It is set in a solid and firm foundation. A flagpole focuses your attention UPward.  And the flagpole only has one purpose: to hold a banner high so that all can see.

The flag, on the other hand, is loose and limp and is moved and stirred by every wind or breeze that blows.  “Whichever way the wind blows.” The Scripture is plain about this kind of wishy-washy follower of the King of Kings. The Apostle Paul gives us strong warning that “we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine.” (Ephesians 4:14)

If there was ever a time when God’s people need to be anchored and grounded in the truth of the Word of God, we are living in that day!