Moses put up with more garbage from more people than any man in history.
He fought for and with those people and interceded with God for them when God wanted to take the whole silly bunch out.
Yet…when Moses misrepresented the heart of God toward those people he was denied the reward of entering the Promised Land with them.
He struck the rock when he should have spoken to the rock, leaving the impression among the people that God would like to do likewise.
He paid for that on the spot.
Those of us who now live under grace instead of law do it right…we strike through speaking while thinking our empty hands are holy.
We don’t whack each other with sticks, we smite with our words.
We are all ambassadors for Christ and representatives of the kingdom wherever we go, but nowhere is that more important than in our own homes.
With that in mind, I offer things I’ve said this week that God didn’t say to my son.
“I’ve had enough of you”.
“Are you STUPID?”.
“What the hell is wrong with you?”
“I need a break from you”.
“Why did you do THAT?”
Trey thinks I know God…so the next thing he will hear is me asking our Father to forgive me for lying about Him with my words.
Then he will hear me ask him to forgive me for the same.
Then I will tell him what God really says about him…and me.
“I love you”.
Make your own application…