Thursday, January 03, 2019

Everybody Falls Sometimes

As I was listening to the song “That’s What Faith Can Do” again a couple weeks ago I realized that there is a lot of great wisdom in that.  So it will be our guide over the next few weeks as we explore faith together.

One of the things that I love most about Scripture is that it shows the absolute and utter humanity of the characters therein.   People that we remember as great are people who screwed up so much.    Check out these ten examples:

  1. Noah was a drunk
  2. Moses killed a man
  3. Samson was a womanizer
  4. Rahab was a prostitute
  5. David was an adulterer (not to mention a murderer)
  6. Jonah ran from God
  7. Peter denied Christ
  8. The Samaritan woman was divorced (more than once)
  9. Mary Magdalene was demon-possessed
  10. Paul was a Christian-killer
And yet, God used them and they became heroes of the faith.   Nobody is perfect — and we are all going to fall sometimes, but the list above reminds us that when people fall, they get back up again and that eventually people look back and see the good they’ve done and don’t focus on the bad.

Hang on to that thought today.... 

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