God Commends Patience
1 Peter 2:19-20 (NKJV) 19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.
Many of us have lived our lives knowing what it feels like to try to please our earthly Father, so what is it in the passage above that is commendable before our Heavenly Father?
Do you have a conscience toward God, a mind that turns immediately to Him, when enduring hardships?
Everyone’s grief, wrongful suffering, beatings, etc., all look very different. What is it that you’re currently experiencing at work, home, church, in a relationship, school, etc.?
I’m sure there’s been someone on your mind that you’d like to blow up at or get back at because of something they said to you or did to you, but how would God have you deal with the situation at hand?
Practicing His Presence,
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Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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