The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A stumble-free life?


There are lots of things in life that will trip us up. Life has lots of obstacles that create challenges for us as we journey through each day. Is it really possible to encounter these challenges without stumbling? Is there such a thing as getting through the day without getting tripped up? The Psalmist thinks it is possible for he wrote:

My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not stumbled. Psalm 17:5

As John Bunyan noted in this classic Pilgrim’s Progress, the walk of life has many side-trips that distract us from our intended journey to the Promised Land. What is the secret of walking a stumble-free life? Following the path God has put you on. For the first readers or listeners of the Psalms it meant Torah, the Jewish law book. For those who follow Jesus today, it means the teachings of Jesus. Will we like Christian and his fellow travelers fall and stumble? Yes, then we remember Jesus’ words, “"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28). – Ron Friesen

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