While driving the 45 minute commute to work I was in the center lane cruising at 74 and this guy doing about 80 came up quickly behind me and flashed his lights, so I did what any other gracious driver would do “seeing his fellow commuter in a rush”, I slowed to 70. As I watched his agitation in the rearview I fought back an evil grin of satisfaction. After riding my bumper for half mile he finally passed on the “right” leering at me as he went. Why did I do that? I asked myself, why did I act that way. I could have very easily “without coming off cruise control”, moved to the right and allowed him to pass, but I didn’t. Why?
Could it be that I wanted him to know I was not intimidated by his flashing lights, or was I trying to teach him a lesson in driving edicate. I didn’t know why at the time, but it sure felt good and I also felt justified, but it was short lived for the Holy Spirit began to showed me that whatever the case was, “The why” was rooted in pride, arrogance, and selfishness.
2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord.
3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
4 The Lord works out everything to its proper end—even the wicked for a day of disaster.
5 The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. Proverb 16:2-4
As I pondered Gods word in my heart (cruising at 74 again) I came up quickly on the car in front of me and like any other gracious driver would do “seeing his fellow commuter in a rush”, they slowed…
7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7
Humility- A lesson learned while Driving