The mistakes we make, the wrongs we commit, are more often devastating to ourselves then they are to other people. But when we admit them to Christ, he can give birth to a new life inside of us. Christ can cause our misdeeds to yield blessings, and our misbehavior to be stepping stones on which a better life is reached. This is one of the true mysteries of grace, it can make all things work together for good.
We all have feet of clay. We make mistakes as we walk through life. Too many Christians do not take these mistakes seriously. They echo the words of James, “we all make mistakes…” and go on with life believing that God accepts this fact and forgives because of it.
But the truth is that God wants us to not stumble and fall in the first place. Therefore, He wants to be our Keeper, our Helper, and the One who teaches us to see what is wrong, thus causing us to live by what is right. True, forgiveness can be ours — but isn’t it better not to fall in the first place?
“Now to him who is able to keep you from falling” —Jude 24