Proverbs 24:16 (NLT)
16 The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.

This proverb is an encouragement to those who follow God. Any man is subject to sin, but when the righteous fall they recover by the grace of God. Maybe they fall seven times to sin and the sins of iniquity; but the just through wisdom repent and find the mercy and grace of God. Those who do not follow God fall into disaster of their own making and it is enough to lead them to ruin.

Some countries have different driving qualifications from others. In South Korea it took one man 5 years to pass his driving test. The 69 year old repairman said he had been illiterate most of his life and could not read the required driving manual. There was not an option for an oral exam, so he kept going back trying to pass the written portion of the test. In the five years of testing he attempted to obtain a license 271 times. Even when they finally offered oral exams it was difficult not being able to read the driving handbook. But Mr. Seo was determined and kept trying until he was able to finally pass the exam. The exam office said Mr. Seo was such a frequent visitor he felt like family. They rejoiced with him after he passed his test. For those who love God they may face many trials and many failures. They may fall, but because they know the love and grace of God they are able to stand again. They know God’s mercy and they repent and accept God’s grace. And the people of God rejoice knowing the person finally passed the test.