“Slow down honey!”, warned my wife. “You are speeding and it’s not worth it!”. “I don’t want to be late!”, I scolded her. *flash* $165 and a couple points later, I realised she was right. She was telling the truth. I was speeding and it wasn’t worth it.
Whenever is truth convenient…especially when it impacts us? We always have two choices, one to believe it, or not, and then respond accordingly.
Paul experienced that with the governor, Felix.
Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus. As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.” Acts 24:24,25
Lust, pride, greed and selfish ambition made it continually inconvenient to change.
Truth seemingly always comes at the most inconvenient times. But when you look at it, it always comes just in time. In my example it came just before I got caught speeding. If I had believed and responded differently, I could have avoided the consequences, a fine. In Felix’s case, the truth came to him before he left the province. All we know was he hadn’t responded to the truth of faith in Jesus Christ for the two years before he left.
Maybe today, you will be presented some truth that you can choose to accept or reject. Remember, it is always your choice and it is always your responsibility in how you choose to respond. All I can say is, weigh your choices carefully – some have eternal consequences.
Prayer: Lord, I choose to live under Your authority and wisdom. I ask the Holy Spirit to grant me the wisdom to respond to truth as it is presented to me this day. Help me to listen carefully and respond appropriately. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.