Who is Affected By Lateness❔
(PART 2): Answer: Others
Can you imagine being told the Doctor or Teacher will be late? Many would say unprofessional ☹. In a church setting it is the same thing when we are habitually late. It is a sign of "not honouring others"(Romans 12:10) calls this brotherly love.
If we can rush to our paying jobs, parties , events etc but habitually fail to be 'ON TIME' for God this symptom is a sign of Our Honour & Reverence for God.
1 Samuel 16:7 tells us God looks at our heart motives. Lateness due to a hardened heart(no longer sensitive to it) or pride(I don't care) requires an introspective look at our relationship with God our Father.
God Rewards DILIGENT pursuit of Him( Hebrews 11:6) & I believe being 'ON TIME' for God is Faith in/with Action ↔️ God you are worth being in time for. Diligent & professional go together.
Habitual lateness is a sign of poor stewardship. If we reap what we sow as (Galatians 6:7) says surely we cannot expect promotion when we are always Late. Imagine that a Preacher/ Pastor who is always Late❔.
We are to do good especially in God's house as (Galatians 6:10) meaning master seeking the God's Kingdom 1st(Matthew 6:33) as this has greater rewards.
Habitual lateness is a sign of being non committed to God's instructions of bearing each other's burdens (Galatians 6:2). Teamwork is bearing each other's burdens and those that are late can not be relied on(fact).
The Lord challenged me with this scripture 👉 Hebrews 13:17 which asks Us to Obey & Submit to Leaders watching over your souls so they do it with Joy & not grief as it does not profit Us. They give an account about us. Imagine what will be said if you are habitually late🤔. PART 3 .....................coming up.