The theme for today’s Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional September 4 2023 is ”Ten Plus One”
A self-help website recently listed ten everyday situations that try our patience: waiting in line, sitting in traffic, slow Internet speeds, parenting, dealing with customer service, waiting for a package, listening to others, assembling Ikea furniture, grocery shopping, and living with others.1 We could all add to the list (waiting for the doctor!), and most of us wisely try to avoid unnecessary situations that test our patience. Sometimes, however, we simply can’t avoid frustrating delays or aggravating problems.
We must learn to manage our tempers. Whenever we lose our tempers, we’re testing the patience of others who are affected by our outbursts. That’s not of the Spirit. According to Galatians 5:22, “The fruit of the Spirit is…patience” (ESV). The Holy Spirit is patient with us, and we should be patient with others.
The Lord Jesus wants to channel His patience through you by His Holy Spirit. Tell Him you want the same. Learn to pray, “Lord, may I have Your patience today.” He can help you mature in this vital life skill!
Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
Source: Turning Point Ministries