This morning I found myself with my anger rising and was reminded of a passage of scripture that I spend time considering on most work days.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-4 KJV) For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.As you can see this is part of the tradition of communion that is celebrated by most Christians around the world. I read over and meditate on this each morning as I get ready to eat my bread and drink my coffee. I have a mini-communion moment, if you will.
What hit me as I was driving was that Jesus paused before He even broke the bread and had a moment of thankfulness. He did this knowing that Judas was sitting at the table preparing to sell Him. He was thankful knowing that Peter would deny knowing him in a few hours. He gave thanks knowing that the cross was coming.
With that in mind, can I really get upset by people driving like bats out of Hell? I began to be thankful for the time I had to prepare for my day.
That brings to mind another scripture that explains why this can happen.
(Psalms 119:11 KJV) Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.If it ain’t stored, it can’t be recalled.
Spend some time reading the word and some day reap the benefits.
homo unius libri