Thanks, both of you.
What I got from it is, when you see (with foresight) an evil that is about to happen, it is more effective to take preventative action than to verbally warn someone. If you warn them, they may not listen and the bad thing could happen, but if you prevent the bad thing (like sinking the boat), then you have saved the owners of it from unnecessary harm.
When the wise man, fixed the wall, he ensured that the owners of the treasure would use it for good since they were good people.
Moses made judgements without knowledge; he was reactive. When in the presence of someone who has more wisdom, we should listen and observe.
This story gives examples of "enjoining the good and forbiding evil", "avoiding evil", and that good people should support each other.
Last edited by diggy; 04-15-2009 at 06:06 PM.