Is God just putting up with you?

Acts Bible Background

07.05.2015 New Testament: Acts 13.17–18

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 13.1–23 on July 5, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

In a synagogue, Paul preached to the Jews, reminding them of something that I do not find very flattering,

“The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He brought them out of it. Now for a time of about forty years He put up with their ways in the wilderness” (Acts 13.17–18). 

They had been slaves, but God exalted them. How did they repay Him? They so acted that He had to put up with them. After reading Paul’s word, I thought about myself. Am I so living that God is merely putting up with me?

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