Daily Devotion #11
For a righteous man may fall seven times
And rise again,
But the wicked shall fall by calamity. Proverbs 24:16
When I look at this verse it in encouraging because every man will fall at sometime. They key is a righteous man may fall it doesn’t say he will but he may fall. A righteous man is one that is in right standing with God this is important to remember.
Men are prone to base things on their works but being a righteous man isn’t about our works but about our position in Christ. When we give our hearts to God through repentance of sins we become righteous or in right standing with God. That for me is so refreshing because I don’t have to work for righteousness but receive it.
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Because of Jesus we can become the righteousness of God. We are to pursue righteousness in other words we are to purse the holiness, character and right living of God. How we do this is to pursue the one that is righteous Jesus.
The message of the verse in Proverbs is the righteous man may fall seven time but he will rise again. When we are in fellowship with God if we fall or miss it He is faithful to lift us back up and restore us to fellowship with Him.
Let us hold on to the promise of God in Psalms 37:24, “Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.”
Lord help us if we fall to get back up and back into the race of faith. Forgive us of our sins and shortcomings and give us the revelation of your righteousness. In Jesus Name Amen