Clothe yourselves with, 5: Patience

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” – Col. 3:12

Clothe yourself with patience.

God; The Unloving Parent

Heb 12 6

I let my kids play in the busy street today. They wanted to really bad and who am I to tell them what they ought or ought not do? So I let them.

I also let my kids eat as much candy as they wanted. I told them it was bad in the long run, but they complained saying I didn’t really know what I was talking about. So I let them.

Then I let my kids out in the woods with a pack of wolves. I explained that the wolves looked soft & cute, but were actually extremely dangerous, but they said I was just being silly. So I let them.

Am I a good parent? Of course not! Those actions wouldn’t prove that I love my kids – it would prove that I don’t love them. It would be irresponsible and disqualify me as a parent.

So why do we doubt, second-guess, and complain about God’s ways?

GOD’S BOUNDARIES & GUIDANCE ARE FOR OUR GOOD, NOT HIS.

“For the Lord corrects those He loves and disciplines those He calls His own.” – Heb. 12:6 (Deut. 8:5; Psa. 94:12; Prov. 3:11)