“Therefore, let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall."
October 23, 2020
Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, a great fortress built high on a rocky hill, was almost impenetrable. But its great strength became its weakness. They put sentries all around that castle except in one place. On one particular side, there’s such a sheer rock cliff that it was thought impossible to attack, so no sentries were placed there. And it was from there that the enemy came and scaled that rock cliff. From there the castle was overtaken. At the strongest point, the castle fell because right there the guard had been let down.
God is very wise to point out to us that sometimes our place of strength can become our place of weakness.
Did you hear about the man who was praised for being so humble? He started a collection to build a statue in his honor.
Every strength, when taken to an extreme, becomes a weakness. Think about it. Determination taken too far can become stubborn-ness. Enthusiasm could become fanaticism. Courage not yielded to God’s control can become reckless-ness.
Every good quality, if you become proud of it, becomes a weakness. In genuine humility, ask God to take your strengths and bring them under His control. Remember, you must willingly yield that control to God.