Human Nature Illustrations

Here we have compiled a collection of Biblical and Christian illustrations on the topic of human nature.


There was a man who was walking along the seashore collecting crabs. On his side he would carry a large basket and as he would find a crab, he would throw it into the basket.

A small boy came by and noticing that there was no lid on the basket, asked the man if any crabs ever escaped. The man replied that no crab ever escaped and proceeded to show him why. As they both looked into the basket they noticed a crab crawling up the side of the basket, just about to escape. At this time one of the other crabs reached his claw up, grabbed the escaping crab, and pulled him back down with the others.

And so the crab nature is likened to the human nature at times.

Prayer in Today’s Schools

Now I lay me down in school Where praying is against the rule.

For this great nation under God Finds mention of Him very odd.

If scripture now the class recites It violates the Bill of Rights.

Anytime my head I bow Becomes a federal matter now.

The law is specific; the law is precise. Praying out loud is no longer nice.

Praying aloud in a public hall Upsets those who believe in nothing at all.

In silence alone we can meditate And if God should get the credit–great!

They are bringing their guns, I don’t dare bring my Bible, To do so might make me liable.

So, now Oh Lord, this plea I make; Should I be shot in school, My soul please take.

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