Never Think You Have It Made!

Paul said let him that thinks he standeth take heed lest he fall.  His warning resonates just as clearly today.  All of us have fallen in area’s of our lives.

When you evaluate these failures you will see that often if not always they are in areas of strength.

Oswalt Chambers said that the Bible indicates that a man always falls on his strongest point.

Abraham, the man of faith, fell through unbelief.

Moses, the meek man, fell through losing his temper.

Elijah, the courageous man, fell through losing heart.

Solomon, the most colossally wise, wealthy, luxurious, superb king, fell through grovelling, sensual idolatry.

Joshua the victorious conqueror of Jericho, lay weeping all night after defeat at Ai.

Judas was the treasurer of Jesus ministry and yet he fell from grace over 30 pieces of silver.

We spend enormous time trying to strengthen our weaknesses, not realizing that were we are strong and confident lies our greatest danger.  One man said, failure has killed its thousands, but success has killed its ten thousands.

We must never forget that our strength can become a weakness quickly.  We cannot ignore the foundation of our house, just because it is beautifully decorated inside.

We cannot allow our success, or fame, or achievments blind us to this truth.

God resists the proud but gives grace and help to the humble.  Those who realize that without help from above they are subject to the pitfalls below just like everyone else.

We are never safe on the shores of this place called earth.  We are never safe regardless of how strong our faith has become.  We are never safe even if our good works rise like a mountain before us.  We must always be vigilant, sober and alert.

He that thinks he standeth take heed lest he fall.  It is true we should place no confidence in our flesh, but our confidence should be in our maker.

David in Psalms shouted, some men trust in chariots and others in horses, but we will trust in the name of the Lord.  Let this be your testimony.

We should always live with humility and meekness knowing that it is the grace of God and His favor that we are not defeated every day.  Scripture shouts if God had not been on our side, our enemies would have swallowed us up.

Thank God we are not alone.

Thank God we are not trying to stand-alone.

Thank God we don’t feel alone.

Thank God we don’t have to go it alone.

Our God is always on our side, watching, helping, leading, and protecting.  We know we never have it made, but we also know that as long as we follow in the footsteps of the eternity maker we can.

Don’t live in fear, but don’t live in egotism either.  Live knowing if God is for me no one can be against me.

We don’t have it made, but by the grace of God one day we will.

Pastor Leon Wallace

Published in: on June 30, 2010 at 10:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

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