When demands are foggy, will you still obey?

July 12, 2020 Save Article

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth”

(2 Timothy 2:24-25)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

In order to be ordained as a missionary, a young man had to appear before the superintendent of missions. His appointment was set for five o’clock in the morning. It was a snowy morning, but he was there on time. He waited until eight o'clock. Finally, the superintendent arrived. He asked him two simple questions. Then he said, “Thank you. You're dismissed.” The young man said, “Thank you for your time.”

In his report, the superintendent wrote,

This man will make an excellent missionary. He came at an early hour without a murmur; that shows self-sacrifice. He was there on time; that shows character. He waited without grumbling; that shows patience. He answered very simple questions in a straightforward manner; that shows humility.

ACTION POINT:

Sometimes God will ask you to do something that doesn’t make sense or seem important. This is when faith and obedience are on the line. Let God determine what's important. Trust and obey.