I leave my house to go to my office every morning at around 6:50 a.m. During my drive to the office, I pass through a school zone where the normal speed limit of 35 is reduced to 25 when the yellow lights on the school zone sign are flashing.
Although I am not always in perfect compliance with the laws of the road, I make it a point to deliberately obey the speed limit in neighborhoods and school zones. Even if there is no child in sight, I will slow to 25 mph through the school zone.
On one particular morning, I was driving slowly past the school when a pickup truck passed me going significantly faster than the posted speed limit.
"I hope there is a police car up there," I thought to myself angrily. "It would give me such great satisfaction to see that guy get pulled over!"
The Lord's voice spoke loudly in my head: "I want to be the source of your satisfaction."
I felt ashamed.
I apologized and repented of my self-righteousness right then and there.
God is God of Love. How can I be showing love when I'm condemning someone for breaking a law which I occasionally break?
Excuse me while I remove the plank from my eye.
Today, ask yourself if you are satisfied in God's provision or if you are looking to something else to give you satisfaction. While you're at it, you might find yourself discovering some things that you will need to deal with, just like I did.
God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him. - John Piper, desiringgod.org.
Matthew 6:15 - For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.