“Slippery When Wet.” We’ve all seen the sign. The very fact it’s there tells you it’s probably wet! It’s a warning to watch your step, because a slip could lead to a nasty spill. From there it’s bruises, scrapes, sprains, fractures, or worse. And when we hit that slick spot, it only takes a second to slip and fall. Trust me; I know. A recent experience with a slippery dock reminded me just how quickly one can go down. Fortunately, I landed on my God-given padding with nothing hurt but my pride. Yesterday, a passage in Psalms brought that slip to mind, along with a reminder from the Lord. There’s no doubt that the path we walk in this sinful world can be a precarious one for the child of God. Plenty of places to slip, stumble, or fall. Add to that the temptations of the Devil and the pull of the flesh, and I feel as if we need to start every day with one of those “Slippery” signs staring us in the face as soon as we get out of bed in the morning. Honestly, though, we do have a warning sign. It’s called the Bible. And it tells us everything we need to know about how to stand firm in our Christian walk. That’s what David talks about in a couple of his Psalms. It is a commitment to the Word of God and a complete trust in the God of the Word that keeps us upright. He writes, “The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide” (Psalm 37:31), and “I have trusted also in the Lord; therefore I shall not slide” (Psalm 26:1). I wonder if David thought about those words after his fall with Bathsheba? They are words that we need to remember for every step, every day, because it sure doesn’t take very much or very long to find ourselves flat on our backs. Step carefully; it’s “Slippery When Wet” out there.