Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Proverbs 24:16

"For a just [man] falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief."
The righteous man, whose ruin was expected, recovers himself. He falls seven times into trouble, but, by the blessing of God upon his wisdom and integrity, he rises again, sees through his troubles and sees better times after them. The just man falls, sometimes falls seven times perhaps, into sin, sins of infirmity, through the surprise of temptation; but he rises again by repentance, finds mercy with God, and regains his peace. (2.) The wicked man, who expected to see his ruin and to help it forward, is undone. He falls into mischief; his sins and his troubles are his utter destruction. -

What a wonderful truth to those of us who are Saved!! With the Lord, we may stumble and stumble, but He will see us through our every trouble when we CHOOSE to forsake our sin (take off the old) and put on the new...
Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Col 3:10 And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Won't it be wonderful when we get rid of this old flesh and are made COMPLETELY NEW?! That old sinful nature will be GONE!!! (like a freight train Dad ;) )Hallelujah!!! But for now, it is a moment by moment choice to choose whether we will walk the Lord's paths or the paths of our old sinful nature. Every day I must choose to be submissive.....and boy does my flesh HURT :( But, as the old hymn says...IT WILL BE WORTH IT ALL WHEN WE SEE JESUS. I live for His smile on me...for that moment to hear those words
"... Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord"- Matt. 25:23
No trial will be too great, no mountain too high if we concentrate on that day...IT IS COMING!!! Love to my family and dear friends...have a blessed blessed day :)


Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful post Heather. A reminder much needed.

Heather said...

I'm glad it encouraged did me :)

abrightnewdawn said...

I can't WAIT, Heather!!! Seeya there!!