Patience is God’s nature.– Tertullian.
My husband and I often share stories of how we were disciplined by our respected parents. What marvels me is how patient they were with our mischievous activities. Moreover, they were a good combination of disciplinarian and patient. Now, compare that to what our Heavenly Father has to deal with. Approximately, there are 7.9 billion wretched children of God living on earth. Still, He is patient and impartial to every one of us.
Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of 1 Kings 15:4-5. Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Jeremiah 2:2: What Is The Foundation Of Your Relationship?
The Patience Of God In David’s Life
I find the timeline of the kings of Israel as concrete evidence of God’s patience and impartiality. Israel got divided into two kingdoms after King Solomon’s reign. And the books of Kings and the Chronicles tell us the details of the reign of each king, both in Judah and Jerusalem. The northern kingdom did not produce any godly king. While the southern kingdoms produced some godly monarchs, at times. This was brought about by the promise of God to David.
In verses four and five, we can see that God is patient and impartial. He blessed David with his lineage to rule as kings. God had done this out of His promise to him. Moreover, God did not fail to mention David walked in His commandments except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite (1 Kings 15:5). David was not a perfect king, but he was penitent for all disobedience he had done against God.
The Patience Of God In Your Life
There are times in our life when we feel like we deserve everything. However, have it occurred to us that we have everything we experience is because God is patient and impartial? Our salvation alone speaks magnitude for how God is patient with all of us.
Bring to mind the history of men, all the wars, no matter who started it, all the chaos, corruption and idolatry. By God’s standards, our penalty is to be wiped out of this earth. But because God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).
Therefore, do not wait for God’s patience to run out nor for His impartiality to cease. Repent now and trust in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior – Accept Jesus Now!
This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
- Do you think you deserve what you have right now?
- How do you see God’s patience in your life?
- What are the moments wherein you observe patience and impartiality to others?
- Are you ready to see what will happen when God’s patience runs out? Don’t wait, read this.
- Hardships Results to Patience and Faithfulness
- Patience in the Ministers of God
- David’s prayer
- Judgement: Are you guilty?
- Are we Sinning?
Almighty Father, sovereign of all, we take delight in you. We thank you for your patience, impartiality and love for us, sinners. Thank you for Your Son, Jesus Christ, for offering salvation through Him and clothing us with His righteousness. We ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to us our sins that are hindrances to our relationship with You. That we may be able to confess these sins and stand blameless, through Christ Jesus, on our judgement day.
All these we pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.