'Build your Parapet'
“When you build a new house, then you shall make a parapet for your roof, that you may not bring guilt of bloodshed on your household if anyone falls from it.” (Deuteronomy 22.8)
The Lord God guided the children of Israel on the importance of the parapet. Therefore, when building a new house, He advised that, on the roof, the parapet should be made so that if someone fell from above, he would not blame the house for its fall.
God's care is so great that He sees the smallest details for our good.
A very common attitude of those who are not well spiritually has been this: to blame the church (house) or people for their downfall.
But, if we build our parapet, which are our limits, we will know where to stand, therefore, we will not fall.
This parapet is the fear of God, the Word of God teaches us this, which makes us know how far we can go, with our words, attitudes and reactions, after that it is a certain downfall.
Let us build our parapet, not the one of the neighbor's house.
Bishop Andre Cajeu