FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Scripture: Romans 2:5,6
Romans 2:5,6 says, “But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who ‘will render to each one according to his deeds.’” This verse is a dramatic warning to those who refuse to show pastoral forbearance to others. It illustrates what will happen to them as a result of that refusal. Because Jesus demonstrated pastoral forbearance, He demands that we walk in His footsteps. He requires us to extend the same measure of forbearance to others that He has extended to us.