Don’t Relax Yet
Warren E. Berkley
During World War II, the Royal Air Force psychologists observed that pilots made the most errors as they flew their planes in for a landing on returning to their base from hazardous raids. The cause, said the analysts, was an “almost irresistible human tendency to relax,” after going through some difficulty.
Noah – after the flood – planted a vineyard and “became drunk,” (see Gen. 9:20,21). Elijah – after the victory of Mt. Carmel – was afraid and ran for his life; he found a place under a tree and prayed that he might die (1 Kngs. 19:3-5). David was a mighty military hero, but relaxed one night (2 Sam. 11). His sin brought him to a low, depressed state where he said, “my bones wasted away,” (Psa. 32:3).
Have you overcome some challenge or just come out of a storm? Don’t relax yet. Keep your guard up.
Source: p.611, Nelson’s Complete Book
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