Day 23: The Patience and Judgment of God (11:27-12:12)

Discussion Questions

(1) Why do we continue in unrepentant sin as if we, too, mistake God’s patience for permission or lack of coming punishment? (95)

(2) How are we tempted to take God’s patience for granted?

(3) Do we ever cower in darkness so we may commit sinful acts in the cover of being unseen by others? Why do we never seem to understand that God sees all we are and expects holiness even in the hidden areas of our lives? (95)

(4) Do we find ourselves impatient with others either when sharing the gospel with them or praying for them? Do we so quickly forget God’s patience with us? (96)

(5) Has Jesus repeatedly reached out to you and you still find yourself rejecting his gracious overtures? (95)

(6) How are you living that shows Jesus in your life?

(7) Are you willing to be a voice that proclaims God’s message over and over again? With whom are you willing to share Jesus this week? (96)

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  1. Pauline Eldridge
    Pauline Eldridge says:

    The illogical thinking of the tenants resonated with me in today’s reading. How often have I thought to myself in my moments of sinfulness that “I know this is wrong, but I will repent later”, or “I’ve not faced any consequences before…”. How foolish and how damaging to my relationship with the Lord! I am more amazed and grateful than ever that He is still patient with me. And I’m grateful that His blood covers my sins – past, present, and future.

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  2. Beckham Eldridge
    Beckham Eldridge says:

    The last couple of paragraph’s made me think of the hymn, “I Love to Tell the Story”. Specifically

    I love to tell the story
    For those who know it best
    Seem hungering and thirsting
    To hear it like the rest

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  3. Brandon Pisacrita
    Brandon Pisacrita says:

    Today’s reading: the patience of God– I’m rather impatient, I don’t like to wait. The Israelite leaders continue to reject God, His prophets, His word , and even His son. He patiently gave them opportunities– then comes judgement. I am thankful for the kindness of God’s patience with me– I should reflect that in my daily interactions– considering the gospel–I need to be reminded of the Gift of the gospel to others– God chooses to use me to share His story for His good. People in my life are perishing, but am I really that concerned? Oh God, break my heart for your people. Help me to share the gospel in a winsome way with those who see me at work, at home and where ever you lead me.

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  4. Michael Knight
    Michael Knight says:

    It is easy to forget the patience and grace of God when frustrated exhausted by others. It’s the most common when I am living for my kingdom and not focusing on the Kingdom of God. I find this most difficult and wearisome when evangelizing or ministering to family and friends. It is important to remember that God is so patient and gracious with us so that we can emulate his example to others.

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    • Gabriel A Hinerman
      Gabriel A Hinerman says:

      Good word, Michael. Convicting as I went about my day today in a very impatient manner with drivers all around me. Thankful for the Lord’s patience and grace!

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