Avoiding Bumps in the Road

30 Oct

Sterling Principle # 27

Proverbs 24:15-16Bumps

“Don’t interfere with good people’s lives; don’t try to get the best of them.  No matter how many times you trip them up, God-loyal people don’t stay down long; soon they’re up and on their feet, while the wicked end up flat on their faces.”

Bumps in the road happen to everyone.  But the one who purposely puts the bumps out for others to trip over will find it backfires.  Why would someone want to harm another?  It isn’t always that they want to harm another but in their climb to the top they must use others to reach their goals.  Advertising is designed to make us want to buy more than we need or can afford.

Debt is a terrible taskmaster.  It trips us up and gets us down on life.  But the wise person recognizes the trap that is laid and learns to live within their means.  Most often that wisdom comes from being in debt and learning the pain it causes.  But once you enjoy the freedom that being out of debt affords you are back on your feet and enjoying life once again.

Let’s use this principle to remind us never to work in an occupation that takes advantage of others or trips them up.  God-loyal people treat others as they would treat God.  We cannot bypass this principle.  How we treat all others God accepts as done unto Him.  The honest may get tripped up but they will learn from their mistake and get back on their feet and stay on the right track.  The dishonest will end up flat on their faces. Honest living helps us avoid many bumps in the road and live victoriously.

God’s Question: Are you treating others as you would treat Me?

God’s Promise: Nothing is hidden from my view!

My Prayer to God:

I praise You for Your help in avoiding the bumps of life.

I am sorry I have fallen over too many of those bumps.

Thank You for helping me get back up and go on.

Help me to help others avoid life’s bumps.


One Response to “Avoiding Bumps in the Road”

  1. Penny Hergert October 30, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    Am I always treating others as I would treat God. Even when others hurt me? A reminder that I ALWAYS should be no matter what!


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