Travel Trials

It seems the Israelites weren’t good travellers.

And they journeyed —- and the people became impatient (depressed, much discouraged), because [of the trials] of the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses. (Numbers 21:4-5a, AMP)

We are doing more than driving to Florida for a few weeks. What is our attitude as we travel toward heaven?

Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging. It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. Do you have the nerve to say, ‘Let me wash your face for you,’ when your own face is distorted by contempt? It’s this whole traveling road-show mentality all over again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face, and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor. (Matthew 7:1-5, AMP)

Prayer- Lord, help us be pleasant travel companions. Amen

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