“For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of disaster and collapse.” (Proverbs 24:16 AMP)
- Are you discouraged or frustrated because you have messed up or failed? - Maybe it’s with your walk with the Lord. - Perhaps it is losing your temper. - Maybe you gave into that temptation. - Could it be that you completely gave in to a stronghold that you have struggled with and said that you would never do again. - Well, I love how the righteous are described here in Proverbs 24. - It does not describe the righteous as those who never fall. Instead, the righteous are seen as those who do fall. - But, what defines the righteous is that they are those who RISE UP! - They don’t stay down. They don’t remain defeated. - They rise up! - Regardless of how bad or ugly your fall was, that is not what defines you. - That is not who you are. - The devil wiill always try to condemn you. - Jesus is here to free you! - If you have given your life to Christ, then you are clothed with His Righteousness. - Today, He is here to give you the power and ability, by His Spirit, to Rise up! - Repent for your past, and rise up, in your identity in Christ! - You are set apart by God for His purposes! - You are redeemed by the blood of Jesus! - You are pure in His eyes! - Rise up and live out your Faith in who He is and who He created you to be ! - Have a great weekend!