Fri, 02/09/18, "Day of Praise"
1 Corinthians 4:5 - "Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God."
Don't be so quick to give up on God.
That's what God is saying through Paul in today's verse: don't be so quick to give up on God.
Recently, a friend of mine was telling me how he had done what he usually did, namely, jumped to conclusions. But God was patient with him and showed him something else, something better, something that God alone could do.
When I was a kid, I loved watching the super hero Batman in the 30-minute episodes on weekday afternoon TV. Adam West was great at playing Batman and doing what a super hero does, namely, showing up in the nick of time to save the day.
That's what God does in Jesus Christ; God shows up in the nick of time, before it's too late, to save the day. But in order for us to see God's timing and God's saving work, it requires faith and patience and not jumping to conclusions.
Something is going to go wrong in your day today. May God grant faith and patience to us all, that we might see God's marvelous, unmatched, and always perfectly-timed solution!