“Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, that I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may answer words of truth to those who send you?” The truth is that we are sinners in need of a Savior. “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8)
Solomon says today that even “a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again”. For those in Christ, we may still fall but we can run to Jesus to be restored. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (John 1:9) “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” (1 Peter 5:10)
So for those in Christ, we will still stumble but we are not defined by our stumbling; we are defined as saints! Jesus’s bloodshed paid the price for our sins. “So then you are no longer strangers or aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.” (Ephesians 2:19)
When we stumble, we have a Savior to whom we can run to confess our sin and be restored. Then we can rise again and walk in freedom. “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciple, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)
Tomorrow is Song of Solomon so keep reading.