Plot Twist: Week 6 - Day 4
Dear Lord and savior, I submit my disobedience to you today.
Read: Luke 12:47 (NIV)
47 “The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows.”
No one likes to think of God punishing, but here we have Jesus saying disobedience has a consequence.
Let’s consider what it takes to keep a car running smoothly. When I was a young teen my dad spent time instructing me on how to care for my car: oil changes, gas fill-ups, insurance and registration, etc. One day while cruising down a Kansas highway with friends, we heard an awful noise and the car started driving funny. I hate to admit it now, but I kept on driving and even turned the radio up to mask the noise. Eventually I pulled over. A deflated tire had led to a flat tire. Driving on the flat tire led to a dented rim. My very natural consequence was a very real car mechanics bill.
The next time I feel like life is dealing me some punches, I’m going to reflect---have I been a poor manager of what I’ve been entrusted with?
Thank you for lessons learned and consequences accepted. Help me to not repeat the mistakes of my past.