(Proverbs 6:15 KJV) Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
Ice is slippery. I know that. I knew that. I went down so fast that I did not have time to remind myself. I learned something else, or at least had it reinforced: The ground is hard. I had a few minor issues and a few days of soreness. I have completely recovered. The same would not be true if my moment had ended just a little differently. What if my temple came in contact with the bumper of the car? What if I had slid under a moving vehicle?
Sometimes there will be no opportunity for second chances. That is what this verse is talking about. God is gracious. God is patient. God give many chances. Eventually God will offer no “remedy” (healing NASB) (4832).
So? As I often share with people when danger approaches, “I am ready to go.” I still watch my step but I am ready.