From Lisa Beth’s blog, “The Burning Lamp”
It’s those minor irritations that really test you. I ought to know: I fail. –LD
According to the famous Strongs Bible Concordance, “aggravation” is not in the Bible. As part of our flesh nature, I’m sure it’s there. Irritation, agitation, annoyance, anger, aggravation arose up in some beloved saints and others. Naaman the Syrian traveled far to reach Elisha but, aggravated, left with a demonstrative huff, almost forfeiting his infamous healing. After receiving God’s call and chastisement, then witnessing the Lord’s mercy upon Nineveh, Jonah is stewing in aggravation by chapter 4.
Was Moses aggravated, when he disobeyed God, striking the Rock? This fleshly outburst woefully cost him entry into the treasured promised land.
But examples of godly longsuffering patience abound and stand tall upon spiritual pedestals. Joseph, Daniel, the Apostle Paul…God’s people harassed, provoked, deprived and mocked while faithfully enduring with patience, longsuffering and trust in the Sovereign God.
The Lord can bring us to a breaking point, revealing what’s in us and…
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