Rejoice Not Against Me
Micah 7:8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
Just like a child trying to walk, or a toddler at play, there are times when falling is inevitable. Even as youth, or adults, falling does happen…(on occasion). Obviously serious injury can occur when we as two legged humans find ourselves on the level of four-footed beasts. However, most times when we fall the only injury we face is to our pride. (Unless we are one of the toddlers who have no shame in falling)
In living for God we try to minimize our falling while running this Spiritual Journey. Hence the verse in Hebrews 12:1 “…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us…” However, just like the natural, we will sometimes fall when running this race. Falling is not as bad as not getting up. Nelson Mandela said “The Greatest Glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Just like our key verse above, the enemy watches every time we fall to see if we will readily get back up. The enemy of our soul cannot triumph or “Rejoice” if we rise from the ground after every fall. Proverbs 24:16 states, “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” The Key is rising again.
My mind goes to the message Bro Cody Marks preached at PEAK in 2017. “I have fallen, and I Can Get back up.” Let us be encouraged that when we fall, we can get up! Do not let any “Fall” stop us from getting up and continuing to run this race. At the end of the race there is a reward!