Psalm 51:1 -2
"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love, according to your great compassion blot out my trangression. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sins." Apostle Paul, the greatest apostle to the Gentiles, failed. The twelve apostle, who lead by Christ for almost three and one half years, failed. David, a man after God's own heart, Israel's greatest king, failed. Moses, the law giver, deliverer of Israel from Egypt, failed. Isaac, the son of promise, failed. Jacob, father of Israel, failed. Abraham, father of faith, failed. Adam and Eve, our first parents, failed. Truly the bible is an honest book, the Word of God, records not only the positive side but also the negative side of the men and women of God. What are the lesson we can get out of this failure? It is not the failure that is the issue. Its what we do when we fail that matters most. However, if we keep failing at the same point over and over again, chances are that its the symptom of a deeper problem or the fruit of deeper rrot. In order to have a healthy christian life we must consider the Sovereignty of God in our lives. He said in Isaiah 55:8, "For my thoughts are not you thoughts, neither are your ways, my ways." God is our potter, we are His clay. He is molding us according to His design. If we really heard his voice and come to him, we should ready for any possible ,molding God will do in order to change us from Glory to Glory. We should be reminded that we are all sinners and come short of His Glory. In fact, through the disobedience of Adam and Eve, imputed to us this deprave nature that causes us to commit mistakes again and again, But God is merciful and demonstrated his greatest love towards us that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Although we have come to Christ in faith still we are struggling from this sinful nature. But thank God, we are overcomer through the blood of Jesus, we are saved from the penalty of sin ( wash from the sin of Adam and Eve, we are justified), from the power of sins ( everyday experience of victory living in Christ), and from the presence of sins ( the presence world is full of sinful activities but we are sealed by the Holy Spirit for sanctification). Whatever the causes of failure, the most important things is to get up just one more time than we have failed or fallen down, learn from the experience to grow. Remember, it is not God's goal to make us good but to make us whole and more whole and mature we become the least we will fail. The old saying says, "Rome doesn't built in a day... neither is the making whole of our life."