Read: Isaiah 37-38; Galatians 6;
Psalms 65; Proverbs 23:24
Devotional: Check The Mirror
The picture Paul gives us here is someone who has tripped along the road; his/her foot hit a stone or a hole and smashed face-first in the dirt. Paul is not talking about someone walking down the middle of the road or tempting fate by choosing to walk along a tightrope or covering his/her eyes and hoping for the best. But rather he is showing us that since we all need forgiveness at some time or another, restoration should be our first objective.
Prayer: Father God, forgive me for being so quick to judge others, and so slow to judge my own actions. Time after time You've reminded us how easy it is to lose our focus on You and fall into sin. Help me to be a person of forgiveness and encouragement; someone new for restoration and peacemaking. And protect me from yielding to temptation today. In Jesus' name, Amen.