I am not that great of a driver. My sanguine personality leads me to be easily distracted. Thankfully, every time I got a ticket as a kid, my dad sent me to traffic school. There I learned about defensive driving. A good driver is alert, cautious, always anticipating what might happen ahead.
This week, I realized yet again that the Christian disciple needs to have this same attitude — we must be vigilant. While digging “Into the Word,” I discovered a passage that presents the rules of the road for this process:
Watch, stand fast in the faith,
be brave, be strong.
Let all that you do be done with love.
I Corinthians 16:13-14, NKJV
The Message translation uses the phrase “keep your eyes open” for the word “watch.” This reminds me that I need to be on guard, praying for my family’s protection. Love is the rule that guides my every action.
Q4U: Are you a defensive driver? What can we do this week to be “on watch?”
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