It’s time for us to get up! We have been sitting long enough. The time has come for us to raise up for the goodness of the Lord! If we see something, we need to say something, and do something! It’s time for us to get up and give God some real, genuine praise by doing something for somebody else. People are crying out for help. Get up and help somebody! Be an angel for the Lord. Do something for somebody. Get up out of your complacency and give God some real, genuine service! Get up! It’s time to get up and get right with God! Get up and be a blessing to somebody; forgive somebody! Get up and use the gifts God has given to you to help somebody. Somebody needs a companion, encouragement, and prayer. Get up and be a blessing! In Proverbs 24:16, we find these words:
“The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.”
The writer makes it clear that even though we fall down, we get back up. Even though we trip and stumble, we get back up. Those of us who are in the Lord may not always be standing; there may be times when we will be on the ground. But God has given us the power to get back up, dust ourselves off, and start all over again! Do not live in guilt and shame; get up and be a blessing to somebody else! Help keep somebody else from falling. The author of this scripture gives meaning to this matter of getting up. He recognizes that we all need to be renewed. We will make mistakes; we all fall down. But we must not stay there. When you get a chance, read this entire chapter. Prayerfully, when we fall, we will each remember to ask God for the strength to get back up!