Absorbing God’s Word
“Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. Proverbs.” 16:32
Applying God’s Word
I see myself as a pretty patient person, but at times, when driving, I turn into a warrior.
Ever drive the route from California to Scottsdale, Arizona on highway #10? It’s two lanes in both directions, with convoys of truckers passing one another. We drove it a few weeks ago and I decided to do a little passing of my own. That meant increasing my speed and changing lanes frequently as well. To my surprise, there was a sheriff with flashing lights right behind me. I pulled to the side of the road and so did he.
The officer asked where we were headed and I told him we were going to a Christian Conference in Scottsdale. He got all excited about that, but then said, “Mr. McCall, I stopped you for unsafe lane changes.” I agreed with him. After a brief review on changing lanes he said, “Please drive safely. I want you to get to the conference alive. I’m not giving you a ticket today.”
I deserved a ticket, but I was just doing what all the other drivers were doing. That was the problem, huh? More self-control and patience, Jack! Don’t take on a convoy either.
Accounting of God’s Word
Am I easily drawn to impatience by the example of others? When am I least patient?