MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Scripture: Acts 24:22-27
After two full years of pleas for more money from Felix, God finally removed him and Paul got to continue toward his destiny. But there was two full years before the cup of iniquity was filled, and those years came right out of Paul’s life. Paul paid the price for God’s pastoral forbearance in the life of Felix and, rest assured, you and I will get the opportunity to pay it as we walk pastorally alongside others. But we pay it because we want it from God ourselves. We want His forbearance and therefore we learn to sow His forbearance. That helps us when it comes to praying for cities and nations. Forbearance has to be worked into the lives of the church. Jesus is the Author of it and He is the One who knows how to work it into our lives.