THE SAFETY OF PATIENCE

 

 

 

“Enthusiasm without knowledge is not good; impatience will get you into trouble”

“It is dangerous and sinful to rush into the unknown” (PV 19:2 GNT; TLB)

 

An ignorant man is an impatient man. Both ignorance and impatience are sins. Both are the work of demons.

A sinner is consumed by many desires. His soul longs for self-confidence, fame, wealth and for the pride of life. It has been said that superficial knowledge is very dangerous. If a man knows too little about a subject he will become proud and bossy. Most men are ignorant of their ignorance. It is also said that knowledge is power.

You say that you desire knowledge…what type of knowledge? In what field do you want knowledge? For the schools and their books in this world are many. “Much study wears the body” (Ecc 12: 12). There is a price to pay for deep knowledge. But you must choose the right field so the price is not wasted in useless adventures and weariness of soul.

 

The only knowledge truly worth living and dying for is the knowledge of God. If you know God, then you know everything. But you cannot attain that knowledge except God reveals Himself to you. He has already done that in the person of His Son. No man knows the Father except thru Jesus Christ. To know God is more than information. It is called eternal life (Jn 17:3). That is the knowledge you should desire!  Pay any price to seek that treasure! No other knowledge compares with it. The knowledge of any other field ‘puffs up’ and makes a man proud.

A proud man becomes restless with his social position in life. He wants to move on taking God for granted. He becomes impatient. He has little time to waste with weak people who need his help. He moves on fast like a car without brakes. “The man who thinks he knows something does not know as he ought to know. But the man who loves God is known by God” (1Cor 8:1-3). LOVE GOD!

 

An impatient man makes many mistakes. He is daring enough to go on ahead of the leading of the Holy Spirit, therefore grieving Him. His ambition drives him like mad. By his religious ignorant zeal he leads many into danger. An impatient man is rebellious especially against the doctrine of Christ. He is also rebellious against his pastor whom God has delegated to teach him. The work, the ministry of an ignorant and impatient man is called wicked. Godly patience is the mark of a born again believer. An impatient zealous man is a religious unbeliever. Do not be deceived! Do not become friends with such people! Do not extend an invitation for them to come and visit your home! Do not sponsor such an evil work of rebellion!  Do you know that you are responsible to God on behalf of your guests at home? Who are your friends? To whom you give encouragement, money and help?

There is safety in knowing God and patiently serving Him alone!

 

“Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God…If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work” (2Jn 9-11)

 

In Christ I declare:

I separate myself from any person who runs ahead of the leading of the Holy Spirit!

I reject the religious demons of ignorance and impatience!

I raise the standard of the Holy Spirit at the door of my house!

No one will visit me except approved by God!

I do not need many friends! I need godly friends!

I know God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent!

I have eternal life!

All glory to God!

In Jesus name

Amen!

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