Avoid That Slip!

21 Mar
Avoid That Slip!

Then shalt thou walk in thy way of safety, and thy foot shall not stumble. (Proverbs 3:23)

That is to say, if we follow the ways of wisdom and holiness we shall be preserved in them. He who travels by daylight along the highway is under some protection. There is a way for every man, namely, his own proper calling in life, and if we devoutly walk therein in the fear of God He will preserve us from evil. We may not travel luxuriously, but we shall walk safely. We may not be able to run like young men, but we shall be able to walk like good men.

Our greatest danger lies in ourselves: our feeble foot is so sadly apt to stumble. Let us ask for more moral strength that our tendency to slip may be overcome. Some stumble because they do not see the stone in the way: divine grace enables us to perceive sin and so to avoid it. Let us plead this promise and trust in Him who upholds His chosen.

Alas! Our worst peril is our own carelessness, but against this the Lord Jesus has put us on our guard, saying, “Watch and pray.”

Oh, for grace to walk this day without a single stumble! It is not enough that we do not actually fall; our cry should be that we may not make the smallest slip with out feet but may at the last adore Him “who is able to keep us from stumbling.”

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook


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8 responses to “Avoid That Slip!

  1. scatterwisdom

    March 21, 2014 at 6:57 am

    God also provides us with wisdom to guide our steps to avoid a foolish stumble.

    Regards and good will blogging.


  2. A Servant

    March 21, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Self inflicted wounds make up the majority of our so-called trials.
    A Servant


    • Levi Thetford

      March 21, 2014 at 8:57 am

      We are our own worst enemy aren’t we? So true!!!



    March 21, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    A good call to be watching oneself always and to ensure that we are careful to obey God


  4. Gene

    April 11, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Hi there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a
    tough time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution
    and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and
    I’m looking for something unique. P.S My apologies for
    being off-topic but I had to ask!


    • Levi Thetford

      April 16, 2014 at 9:40 am

      I am using a site off of WordPress. They have many templates to choose from. I hope this may help you! I hope your day is a good one!!!!



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