A while ago I posted this but I forgot to let you know it was my homework and I forgot to ask questions to encourage conversation. I would love to know your input!!

Romans 5:8 But God proves his love for us in that whilewe still were sinners Christ died for us.

There it sat holding one square on the brown tube. What was I to do? My teeth clenched as I pursed my lips together and shook my head. “I’m always putting a new role on! Why can’t he ever do this? It only takes a couple of moments! Now I’m stuck!” 

This is just one of my pet peeves my husband may or may not know about. There is an unwritten list I keep, sometimes I tally the offenses up. But why? What good will it do for me to keep score? I know he loves me more than life; he supports my hobbies, my healthy journey, and he will get up out of bed in the middle of the night to get me a drink or to check a noise that I heard. He knows my faults, yet loves me all the more! He is human, but I believe he’s a fine example of Jesus to me. Moment by moment he lays down his life for other people so that they may have hope, peace, joy.

A few days ago he was in Minneapolis taking a weeklong class so that he can better himself. He does this because he knows this is what God is called him to do. He studies the Bible so that he may help people.

2 Timothy 2:15 

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

I’ve been studying the Bible, taking classes, but what for? I want to help people just the same as my husband, to lighten his load. But really is it so I can be like the Israelites and use it against the one God gave me, so I can believe I’m the “better one?” 

God went to the Gentiles, because the Israelites rejected Him. I know I give my husband countless reasons to have a pet peeve list with me, yet He doesn’t remind me of it. My husband has laid down his life for me, because he loves me with an unconditional love. Maybe I too should follow Christ’s example, stop acting like a Pharisee and throw my list away.  

Have you ever felt like a Gentile…. Like people have “lists” for you to follow, yet you never measure up? If so, please explain. 

 
Or…

Do you remember a time when you felt like a Pharisee, feeling like you were better than others? If so, please explain.

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