"Able to keep you from falling."

Aaron
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12:51 PM - Oct 09, 2001 #1

Morning, October 9
- Jude 24 "...Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy..."

In some sense the path to heaven is very safe, but in other
respects there is no road so dangerous. It is beset with
difficulties. One false step (and how easy it is to take that if
grace be absent), and down we go.
What a slippery path is that which some of us have to tread! How
many times have we to exclaim with the Psalmist, "My feet were
almost gone, my steps had well nigh slipped." If we were strong,
sure-footed mountaineers, this would not matter so much; but in
ourselves, how weak we are! In the best roads we soon falter, in
the smoothest paths we quickly stumble. These feeble knees of
ours can scarcely support our tottering weight.
A straw may throw us, and a pebble can wound us; we are mere
children tremblingly taking our first steps in the walk of faith,
our heavenly Father holds us by the arms or we should soon be
down. Oh, if we are kept from falling, how must we bless the
patient power which watches over us day by day! Think, how prone
we are to sin, how apt to choose danger, how strong our tendency
to cast ourselves down, and these reflections will make us sing
more sweetly than we have ever done, "Glory be to him, who is
able to keep us from falling." We have many foes who try to push
us down.
The road is rough and we are weak, but in addition to this,
enemies lurk in ambush, who rush out when we least expect them,
and labour to trip us up, or hurl us down the nearest precipice.
Only an Almighty arm can preserve us from these unseen foes, who
are seeking to destroy us. Such an arm is engaged for our
defence. He is faithful that hath promised, and he is able to
keep us from falling, so that with a deep sense of our utter
weakness, we may cherish a firm belief in our perfect safety, and
say, with joyful confidence,
"Against me earth and hell combine,
But on my side is power divine;
Jesus is all, and he is mine!"

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12:59 AM - Dec 20, 2001 #2

this is good for are heads,we need to remember how fast we can fall my we all ask the LORD every day for the strength and guideness.
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