The Just vs. The Wicked

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Proverbs 24:16

Here we see the difference between the just man and the wicked man.  There is an important distinction that we should take note of.  Notice that both of them fall.  “For a just man falleth..” and “the wicked shall fall…”.  Everybody fails at one time or another.  None of us are perfect, nor will we be as long as we inhabit these bodies of flesh and have to deal with our vile, sinful fleshly nature.  The just man doesn’t live a life of perfection any more than the wicked man does.  In fact, the Bible says that the “just man falleth seven times”.  It only talks of the wicked falling once.  You would think that a just man either wouldn’t fall or would fall a lot fewer than seven times.  But therein lies the difference.  The just man gets up.  As saved people, we are going to fail.  We are going to fall, but we must confess our sins and get back up!  The wicked falls and doesn’t get up.  There is no reason for a Christian to live a life of defeat when He has promised to forgive us, to help us and to be our strength.  Keep getting up!

3 responses to this post.

  1. So often it is hard to fathom the fact that He forgives “all” our sin, but He does. What a great God! ~Rachel

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  2. Oh my….what a profound example of “security of the believer”…He doesn’t just save; He saves to the uttermost.:

    “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25

    What an awesome post!

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    • I love that verse! I also think of the verse in Romans “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound”. Sin is what we are; grace is what He is. He is able to save us to the uttermost!

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