You are to destroy the house of Ahab your master, and I will avenge the blood of my servants the prophets and the blood of all the Lord’s servants shed by Jezebel. 2Kings 9:7
When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, take to yourself and adulterous wife and children of unfaithfulness, because the land is guilty of the vilest adultery in departing from the Lord. Hosea 1:2
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which your were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1Timothy 6:11-12
How thankful I am that I am called to pursue gentleness, righteousness, love. But how shameful am I that I dare grumble and whine or when my faith wanes and I don’t feel very loving toward my neighbor or my endurance is lacking.
Who am I to complain when I am called to love my neighbor? Would I prefer being asked to destroy instead of love?
I am asked to be equally yoked in marriage, not to commit adultery, submit to my husband, raise my children in God’s word and fight the good fight of faith. Can you imagine if called to purposely go out and find a man who would cheat on me and leave me in the end? And then go find him, bring him home, forgive him and love him.
Then I consider that is what God did for me and continues to do for me even when I grumble.
When I lie down tonight I will thank God for His unfailing love as it is indeed my comfort just as He promised. I will praise Him for His compassion for me. I will pray that He increases my endurance so that my faith does not wane while fighting the good fight of faith and to change my heart so that I will no longer whine or grumble when asked to use my gifts of love and gentleness for His glory, but that I would be thankful and delight in His law.