Psalm 5

“Let them fall by their own devices.” (5:11)

Most of our failures are not caused by other people sabotaging our lives. Most of the time when we run into problems, if we look carefully we’ll see that we are the primary cause of our difficulties. When we fail, it is most often because we didn’t sufficiently prepare or because we didn’t pay attention to the signs that were trying to warn about the “bridge out ahead!” We blithely continued on, ignoring the warnings, until we drove right off the bridge. And then we screamed all the way down, blaming everyone except ourselves for our plight, which was caused by our own lack of attention.

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