I don’t know if we think about it much but one of the underlying principles of American culture is the second chance. Our entire educational system seems to be based on the idea that for many reasons some people bloom late or have hurdles to overcome. Thus we have remedial classes, GED, junior colleges and a myriad of tutoring programs. Although many people don’t want to admit it, people who fail often have no one to blame but themselves.
The same applies to our spiritual lives. Of course the ultimate is
(1 John 1:9 KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.This was written to Christians, not the world. This verse approaches another level. Solomon is saying that “wisdom” (6195 KJV, 3820 NASB) is available to anyone who will seek it.
So? I need to be reminded of this when I am sitting around feeling sorry for myself. It doesn’t hurt at other times either.