Sir, Why Are You Speeding?
By: Mark Alyabyev
I’ve been wrong before. When I saw police lights in my rear-view mirror and the officer coming to my window, I wasn’t happy. I was upset at the officer for pulling me over, but I wasn’t upset at myself for breaking traffic law.
The king of Israel, Asa, became enraged at the prophet when the prophet told the king his actions were wrong. He even put the prophet into jail to be tortured. Asa didn’t receive the word of God, but instead became angry at the messenger of God. Do you have a “messenger of God” whose message you ignore because you don’t like what they are saying?
What if God is trying to tell you to correct some area of your life through your parents, friends, or other Christians? Do you have a budget? Do you tithe? How are you spending your time? Do you talk too much? Will a pinch of humility do wonders for you? Don’t belittle the messenger just because you don’t like the message or the format. Just maybe—there’s something you need to know.
Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in the stocks in prison, for he was in a rage with him because of this. And Asa inflicted cruelties upon some of the people at the same time.
(2 Chronicles 16:10)