Banana peels are slippery.

Thankfully it’s not common to see one on the sidewalks, but there’s a lot of spiritual “banana peels” on a disciple’s path every day. The danger is getting too comfortable with their presence, which can lead to an unexpected “slip & fall”. Paul described it this way:

“Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.” – 1 Corinthians 10:12 NKJV

He continued with this thought as well regarding the familiar hazards around us:

“No temptation has overtaken you except such is common to man…” – 1 Corinthians 10:13a NKJV

The context of those comments (v. 12-13) is related to the story of the Hebrews in the Old Testament. He had just referenced them in verses 1-11 and their snares were familiar and forbidden, not sudden surprises. He finishes verse 13 with this:

“…but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make a way of escape, that you may bear it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13b NKJV

Just because the path is familiar, don’t think a new “banana peel” isn’t waiting around the corner. Step carefully…

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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