"No one has ever fallen so grievously that he may not rise again. Conversely, no one stands so firmly that he may not fall. If Peter (and Paul and Barnabas) fell, I too may fall. If they rose again, I too may rise again." - Martin Luther.
This quote from Martin Luther offers us 2 important insights:
1. Even if we fail, we can get up again and carry on. As I was saying in yesterday's post, no failure needs to be final!
2. We should always remain HUMBLE, because we all can make a mistake. It only takes a second to fall off the tight rope - it only takes a second to let Jesus down and to regret that for a long time.
I am very thankful for the examples of people in the Bible who have fallen, but who have then risen again and proved to be Godly men and women.
May God help us to walk through life finely balanced!
Psalm 40:2 - "He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand."
Living in Grace