Thou who art of purer eyes than to behold evil
and canst not look on wrong,
why dost thou look on faithless men,
and art silent when the wicked swallows up
the man more righteous than he?
Hab 1: 13
And the LORD answered me:
“Write the vision;
make it plain upon tablets,
so he may run who reads it.
For still the vision awaits its time;
it hastens to the end — it will not lie.
If it seem slow, wait for it;
it will surely come, it will not delay.
Behold, he whose soul is not upright in him shall fail,
but the righteous shall live by his faith.
Hab 2: 2-4
Here I was, busily thinking how life does seem so unfair at times. People do all sorts of dreadful things yet still they prosper, whereas I ….. and then the phone rang. It was a marketing call. I hate them, they are so intrusive. Yet that doesn’t excuse the rudeness with which I hung up the phone. Nor should the irritation of something so minor still be coursing through me. People in glass houses …. I’m not the innocent righteous person I like to think I am.
God, thank you for pricking the balloon of my false pride. I need reminding that I am no better than anyone else. Stir self-knowledge in me so that I can address the ways in which I annoy others and treat them badly. Teach me humility.