HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
THE LEGACY YOU LEAVE IS THE LIFE YOU LEAD.
5. Jesus Was A Patient Man.
He was patient with His men even when they brought Him to the edge of frustration. Remember when He warned His men about the yeast of the Pharisees and the Herodians, and they thought He was concerned that they had only one loaf of bread in the boat with them (Mark 8:14-21)? Jesus reminded them of the feeding of the five thousand and the four thousand. What patience! And with such foolish fellows.
Once again, following one of the greatest moments of His ministry, the only time when He was able to show His ultimate glory at the Transfiguration, He came back to His men and found them in a debate over casting out demons. They had devastated the faith of the father who brought his son to be delivered from a demon. Jesus said to them, “O unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I stay with you (Mathew 17:18)?” He answered His own question by staying with them and loving them to the very end. He showed amazing patience with men who had no right to His endurance.
Making the Father known to blind and deaf men and women who are often more interested in their own glory than His is a frustrating task, especially when we are such people ourselves. We may not think of patience as primary in leaving a legacy of glory, but it is only as we persevere in serving such unprofitable servants as ourselves that we see that glory grow.
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW …….