1st May 2012 by Bill Davis
I was listening to some music by Darius Rucker that struck me as almost profound. It made me think of how often we work so hard to accumulate that which is really not that important. We have all heard the old saying about climbing the ladder to success. What is the price we are paying? Could it be too much? Could it be our actual soul? Matthew 6:28-33 (NIV) Selected; “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor  was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you—you of little faith? The pagans run after all these things. Seek first His kingdom  and His righteousness.”
We must, at some point, ask the question. When is enough, enough? How high in the eyes of man is high enough? How far do you have to go to find yourself before it is just too far to get back? The song talks about falling down. But it is not how many times you fall down, but how long you let yourself lay there before getting back up. How do you pick yourself up when you are the one who let yourself down? Psalm 30:1-3 (NIV); “I will exalt   you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit.” Whatever is going on in your life, you must find the strength to carry on with your head held high. Psalm 46:1-2a (NIV); God is our refuge  and strength, an ever-present  help  in trouble. Therefore we will not fear”
Do Christians fall? Certainly they do, but they get right back up as well. Proverbs 24:16 Contemporary English Version (CEV); Even if good people fall seven times, they will get back up. But when trouble strikes the wicked, that’s the end of them.” The game of life has already started for all of us. We need to decide if we are going to play; or just sit on the bench.
Bill Davis

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