It doesn’t take much.  You avoid it once, but then just a moment of forgetfulness or a quick second of distraction, and BAM.  Believe me, I know what I’m talking about.  We’re having some work done at our house, and the workers left what they’d set up to get up to the eaves of the house – a ladder lying horizontally on small platforms.  I’m not sure how to depict it better but there it was, about head high right in front of our back storeroom door at the house.  I had to go back there to grab a couple of things early this morning.  The first time, I ducked under that ladder without missing a beat.  A few minutes later, I hurried back to get something else, and that moment of distraction happened as I looked at something in our back yard.  I turned the corner to walk into the room, and you guessed it; I walked right into that ladder.  Caught me right across the forehead.  Yep, it hurt.  As I bent down to pick up my glasses, I reached up and didn’t feel any blood, so that was good.  Left a mark, though.  And as I sat to write this note today, a thought came to me.  That’s often what happens when temptation strikes.  We’re careful, watchful, and wary and avoid the fall.  But then there’s that moment of distraction or forgetfulness.  We get lax in our time with the Lord.  We get caught up in the busyness of life.  We miss the needed gathering time at church.  Or perhaps we just figure we’re mature enough to be safe.  And then, BAM.  We walk right into that ladder, and it leaves a mark.  Peter reminds us, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).  The world, the devil, and the flesh are always there; therefore, we always need to step carefully, dressed in the armor of God, and leaning on Him to give the wisdom and strength to stand.  So as you go through your day today, watch out for that ladder!