Matthew 13:15 FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL, WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR, AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES, OTHERWISE THEY WOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES, HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.’
Only as I grew in Him and studied His word over the years, Was I able to relate myself to the people of God, the Israelites. God loved them, and the bible tells us he punishes those He loves. For four hundred plus years He had been teaching them and warning them through His word and His Prophets.
After a long day I was coming back to the company, I drove a delivery truck for. We stored, sold, and delivered frozen food to Schools, hospitals, nursing homes, retail grocery stores, and restaurants. At the last customer I serviced I heard a noise I thought was a worn universal joint, turned out it was loose lug nuts on the left rear wheels. The truck had been serviced the previous day, but they must not have tightened them all the way. There were only two small boxes left so the back of the truck was pretty light. I was well over the speed limit when the right rear wheels came partly loose. This caused the back of the truck to bounce up and down and hard to control. Then wheels came off, finally settled down, and allowed me to regain control. I was on the left side of the road and going head on toward a school bus, I turned the truck to the right and headed for the field. Unfortunately there was a telephone pole in the way. I slid at about a forty five degree angle into the pole. The truck hit the pole where the door and the windshield come together, I went through the door hinges and all. The truck stood on end and came down on top of me. The box kept the cab off me, but was laying only several inches away. I rolled over, looked up and observed the end of the pole swinging back and forth about three feet over my head. I suffered only a couple of scratches, with no broken bones. I did have large bruises all over my body. I was so sore I could not drive for three weeks. When I finally did drive I shook like a leaf whenever the truck went over 40 MPH. Was God trying to get my attention? No doubt.
A state trooper at the scene could not believe I came out of that accident alive. Do we have a great God or what? Did this straighten me out and bring me back to Him? To be continued.
Hebrews 12:6-8 FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.