Do Righteous People Fail?

“‘For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again…’

Proverbs 24:16a

The book of Job opens with a comment on the righteousness of Job. He was a man who feared God and eschewed evil. Inspite of this, he went through many tribulations and eventually lost everything except his wife, who later left him. Sometimes we think that righteous people do not go through challenges, tribulations and crisis. Because of this mentality, we get so shocked and confused when we find ourselves in dark valleys.

Maybe as you read this, you are dealing with a particular sickness or disease, loneliness or financial difficulty and you are blaming God for allowing these things happen to you. One fact remains; you are not exempted from failing simply because you are righteous. Righteous people can fail!

Job’s friends blamed God for all that happened to him. They came up with all sorts of reasons. That is one thing about spiritual people; they always want to find a reason for everything. Finally God vindicated Job by making a comment on the whole situation.

‘…my wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.’

Job 42:7

The Lord said that righteous people can and will face challenges. The theology of Job’s friends was wrong.

Have you watched the movie ‘The Terminator’ before? If you have, you will recall that the terminator never gave up; it bounced back whenever it was down.

This may be your fifth (5th) disappointment in relationships but remember, the limit is seven (7).

You are the new terminator in town. Arise and shine in Jesus name!

Make a decision to rise up now if you have fallen. Rejoice mightily for joy is on its way.

By Kakra Baiden