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Lest We Fall

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12

It’s so easy to sit and critique the actions and sins of others. The Pastor of a big church who had an affair, the President of a Seminary whose power turned to pride and so many other examples that plaster the news way too often. We can open the Old Testament and see example after example of Israel craving evil, being idolators, acting immorally, trying the Lord, and grumbling which was not well-pleasing to God.

I look at my life and try to remember that I myself can be just seconds away from falling into sin. I am not to be wise in my own estimation, to be haughty and to ever think I am above sin. We are constantly being bombarded with choices in our lives and we can so easily fall. Let us not think we are beyond sinning but take heed lest we do fall. Let us heed the examples of the Word of God and learn.

Let us seek the Lord and have empathy for those who have fallen. Let us pray for their restoration and never forget that we could so easily be in the same situation.

Continually seeking Him,



Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. — Romans 12:16