Defensive Driving: “Into the Word” Week 29

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?”

Every Monday we will be working our way through Anne Graham Lotz’s 52-week study “Into the Word.”    Hop on over to the 3dLessons4Life Blog Facebook Page to join us as we dig into God’s Word together.

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