Thursday, July 10, 2008


An excerpt from's daily email devotional:

When people dig a pit for somebody else, they end up falling into it themselves. In fact, Proverbs 26:27 says it most directly,
"Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him."

Pretty plain, isn't it? If you are asking God to get you out of a pit, you need to take time to consider if it is a pit of your own construction. If you have done something to get someone else in trouble--even if you think you are justified in doing it because that person has hurt you--you need to repent. Until there is repentance, God will not intervene.

God is not going to get you out of your pit while you have a shovel in your hand.

How many of the times in my life when I feel the most alone, and well, in the pits, is that very pit of my own making? I do need to stop and think on this. I do need to repent more often, to really admit that I have done something wrong and ask forgiveness. It 's not a natural thing, or an easy thing, but then again, the right things seldom are.