Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. (F. P. Jones, author)

Our lives demonstrate this truth all too often, don’t they? We don’t want to repeat our mistakes, of course, but from them we can learn to identify those situations that might lead to a repetition of the error. When we slip-up, we should take time to realize what has happened and how to avoid the blunder in the future.

And the God of all grace . . . will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast. (1 Peter 5:10)