Tuesday, May 23, 2017
One Wrong Step And Down We Go!
In some sense, the path to Heaven is very safe but in other respects, there is no road so dangerous! It is beset with difficulties. One wrong step and down we go! And how easy it is to take that treacherous step if grace is absent! What a slippery path is that which some of us have to tread! How many times have we to exclaim with the Psalmist, "But as for me, my feet were slipping and I was almost gone!"
If we were strong, sure-footed mountaineers, this would not matter so much but in ourselves, how weak we are! Even in the best roads we soon falter! In the smoothest paths we quickly stumble! These feeble knees of ours can scarcely support our tottering weight! A straw may trip us up and a pebble can wound us!
We are mere infants, tremblingly taking our first steps in the walk of faith. Our heavenly Father holds us by the arms or we would soon tumble down! Oh, if we are kept from falling, how must we thank the patience, power and wisdom of God who watches over us moment by moment! Think how prone we are to sin,
how apt we are to choose dangerous paths, how strong is our tendency to cast ourselves down!
We have many foes who try to push us down, and destroy us! The road is rough and we are weak! But in addition to this, enemies lurk in ambush, who rush out when we least expect them, and labor to trip us up, or hurl us down the nearest deadly precipice! Only an Almighty arm can preserve us from these unseen foes, who are seeking to destroy us at every step! Such an arm is engaged for our defense. He is faithful, who has promised, and He is able to keep us from falling, so that with a deep sense of our utter weakness, we may cherish a firm belief in our perfect safety!
[Charles H. Spurgeon]
Matthew 7:14 ... Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Jude 24 ... Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
John 10:28 ... And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.❤