According to the Merriam Webster dictionary this is a very steep or overhanging place or a dangerous situation.
When I was a youth the boys group I was in would go to a spot along Fall River east of the town of Fall River and go repelling. It was a fun time…I myself had more fun swimming in the river down at the bottom of the hill than rappelling. I have a very large respect for heights and it turns my stomach to look over the edge of things, even climbing onto my roof makes me queasy. I did go over the edge once on the shortest slope…froze a couple of times coming down. But I did survive.
In our Christian walk we are often at a precipice. God has lead us along the path and we are at a point where we need to step out in faith. We should take the step in faith and allow God to belay us onward to His objective and see the amazing results and feel His pleasure and fulfillment He planned for us.
Another precipice we face is temptation. These are all along the path in our journey, we must keep our eyes steadfast on the one who we follow and not look to the left or right lest we stumble and fall. Of course, when we fall He is always there at the bottom of the precipice to lend us a hand and to get us back on the path. If we simply slip and temptation is pulling at us and we are hanging on the edge of the precipice He is also swift to lend a hand and offer a way of escape without the fall.
May we be people who keep our eyes on the shepherd and follow His leading even when we might feel anxious in stepping out in faith. He has promised that He will never leave us.
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.” John 14:16 NLT
“Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”” Hebrews 13:5 NLT
“So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.” 1 Peter 4:19 NLT