When I get behind the wheel of my car, something happens to me. Like an out of body experience, a spirit of impatience changes my personality inside. All it takes is a few slow drivers, especially in the left hand lane and I become another hypocrite behind the driver’s seat.
Despite my prayers prior to entering my vehicle, the influences of the sinful nature leave my feeling like the apostle Paul in Romans 7:15. The slightest error made by my fellow drivers erupts into an explosion of complaining, emotional distress and an occasional honk of the horn. In my quest to fulfill Matthew 5:48, most trips behind the steering wheel often result in conviction, a painful reminder that I have a long way to go, Romans 3:23.
The imagery of 1 Corinthians 13:11-12 illustrates the fact that everyone has room for improvement. Each soul has major flaws, needing to be transformed from a child into a mature Bible believing adult, Romans 12:1-2. Unfortunately, there will always be growing pains and along the way, don’t be surprised if you see another hypocrite behind the driver’s seat.
by Jay Mankus