Getting Up When You Fall


The obvious reality in life is that we are all going to make some mistakes. Not just mistakes like falling down when you are trying to learn to snow ski, but mistakes in your spiritual life as well. You may set out to kick a bad habit and stumble. You may commit to reading your Bible every day and get sidetracked. You may promise to reach out to your neighbor but fail to do so. You may really feel like God wants you to forgive that person who hurt you, and some days you may do well, but other days you may struggle. Take this Proverb as an encouragement to get up when you fall down. Admit when you mess up, and commit to doing better at the next opportunity.

Proverbs 24:13-17

Saying 26

Eat honey, my son, for it is good;
    honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:
    If you find it, there is a future hope for you,
    and your hope will not be cut off.

Saying 27

Do not lurk like a thief near the house of the righteous,
    do not plunder their dwelling place;
for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again,
    but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.

Saying 28

Do not gloat when your enemy falls;
    when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,
or the Lord will see and disapprove
    and turn his wrath away from them.

Saying 29

Do not fret because of evildoers
    or be envious of the wicked,
for the evildoer has no future hope,
    and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.

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