Did you know that there was such a thing as a presidential yacht? It is a 93 foot wooden yacht that was built in 1931 for Sewell Avery, an important businessman. The government seized it in 1942 and placed it in the the Coast Guard’s fleet. Harry Truman placed it in the presidential yacht and he, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon enjoyed sailing on it. JF Kennedy renamed the ship as “The Honey Fitz” after his grandfather John Francis Fitzgerald. She was used to transport secret service agents, as well as, entertaining heads of state, dignitary’s, etc. President Nixon retired & sold her; but a wealthy business man has restored her & maintains her even today.
Prov. 24:15,16 “Don’t wait in ambush at the home of the godly, and don’t raid the house where the godly live. The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.”
This warning lays out the uselessness of trying to destroy the godly. It points out the comparison of the godly (those who are submitted to God) and the wicked (those who live in total rebellion to God).
The just or godly man gets back up after defeats; while the wicked man has a tendency to give up after his defeat.
Peter is the perfect example, he cursed Jesus, denied Him, and spoke out of line, but each time he got back up, repented, and began walking in obedience anew with his Lord. He was even killed for proclaiming Jesus saving work to those in the place of his influence.
While Judas was our example of the wicked in Matt. 27:5 where he threw down the silver coins in the temple, that he had received for betraying Jesus and went out & hung himself.
The godly man isn’t a perfect man, just the determined man, the redeemed man. As Prov. 23:11 says, “their Redeemer is strong.”
By the way the number 7 is the number of completeness, maturity.
So Go With God He will keep you strong, beyond the evils of our world. Rest in Him, you will never be sorry, Oh, you may stumble but you will find His strength to continue on.