Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.Matthew 5:25
I was on my home from work yesterday evening, en route to pick my wife up from her job before we went home. There was a late model BMW and a late-model Nissan Maximum, jostling for position as they approached the point where two lanes turn into one. I backed off because I wanted to see how this instance of road-rage was going to play out, and for my safety.
Neither driver was willing to yield to the other – so much for driver courtesy. Me being the “over-thinker” God has wired me to be, I thought these two people are about to tear up about 80-thousand dollars worth of transportation because neither driver was willing to yield to the other. By the way, the driver of the Nissan finally gave in when they came within inches of bending those fine cars up and having to report an accident.
The spirit of humility goes a long way with the Lord and through life. A lot of mishaps and tragedies occur because people are bent on being right, being heard and getting their way. So much so that at the cost of life, limb and property, they must prove themselves.
This encounter brought the passage in Matthew 5:25 to my focus and the realization of how ungiving some people are. God will use moments like these to bring His word to life.