“O LORD, Thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: Thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.” Psalm 30:3 KJV. Every true child of God shares this testimony of the psalmist. Before Jesus Christ saved us we were in that same spiritual grave. It was a pit of despair and hopelessness. God’s Word says we were dead in sin. But thank God, in His great love and mercy, He reached down and lifted us up out of that miry pit. As the songwriter says, “He brought me out of the miry clay. He set my feet on the Rock to stay!” When He lifts us up He puts His life within our souls and by His power He keeps us alive. And what a joy it is to know that He is able to keep us from sliding back down into that awful pit of sin! It is tragic today, that so many who claim to have faith in Christ are still in the pit of sin. They have believed a lie and assume that the life of sin is where all Christians dwell. They do not believe in the wonder working power of Jesus’ blood to do exactly as scripture says, “To cleanse us from all sin” and to break the power of sin over our lives. But thank God, we don’t have to live in that old pit of sin! God is able and willing to lift us up and to keep us from sin.