build on sand

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To put something in an unstable position by failing to give it a secure foundation.

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  • From the Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Builders in Matthew 7:24–27.
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Loveless marriages often end in divorce because they are built on sand.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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