(Proverbs 29:5 KJV) A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
If Solomon had been writing this today I wonder if he would have used something like an extension chord or broom handle as an example. I don’t know about you but I have never been tripped up by a “net” (7568). I have gotten tangled up with chords and wires that might wrap around my foot as I walk or a mop that had fallen across a place I walk.
Notice that the things that trip us can be every day and they don’t cause a problem every day. How many times have you walked over that bunching in the carpet and never looked like a fool? Then, when least expected, it leaves you flailing the air like a windmill.
Another thing about this is that you don’t trip over anything when you are carefully watching your step.
So? Avoid tripping when you can but remember that God is ready to forgive the stumble when it is accompanied by honest repentance. After a bad day I need to remember that. I might need to remember it more after a good day.