What would Jesus ask you today?
"How long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you?" - Matthew 17:17.
God's patience is not endless, although He is long-suffering, not wishing that any perish but that all will come to the truth. Don't mistake God's tolerance, however, for acceptance or approval of your attitudes or behaviors. Paul wrote in Romans 2:4 that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance, and Psalm 50:21 warns, "When you did these things and I kept silent, you thought I was exactly like you. But I now arraign you and set my accusations before you." Are you assuming God approves of your thoughts and actions? Are there any attitudes or behaviors of which you need to repent today? Don't respond too quickly, but ask God to help you see clearly.