Road Rage

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You have seen or heard on the news of how there is a rage during rush hour traffic. You have heard of the rage getting so bad that there is killing by shooting from one car to another. This road rage has become a serious concern. There are warnings and cautions on how not to look at the other drivers. Be sure that your children do not make faces or do any hand signals to offend other drivers on the road. It reminds me of a Bible verse that sounds like the same thing only they did not have cars.

"The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways. they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings." Nahum 2:3

Now I am going to discuss another kind of "Road Rage"


It's anger over not having the same goals

Not traveling the same road

It happens in families, churches, communities, and countries

Jesus says there are two paths and only two. You can not travel on both and get to one destination. When you hike in the woods, you find a path and hike on that one. It is great if the paths are marked and you know where they end up. You will want to read about the different roads. Click here.
There is the one to heaven.
The other path leads to destruction.
Road rage happens when people on the road to destruction look at God's people on the way to heaven. They become angry when they see blessings and peace. They are angry when they see obedience for it reminds them of their mistakes.

In America people drive by and shoot the others in cars driving near them just because they get angry about something. 

Road rage can be brought on by your own actions of choosing to be with those who do not have the same goals in life and getting married to them or joining them in business endeavors. If you choose someone that wants to take the other path, there will always be a struggle. The music played in the home is not the same choices. The things they eat are different. One tries to be healthful, the other eats whatever. The novels read, the games played, the worldly things are not enjoyed by the one traveling to heaven. This brings on a rage. Stay faithfully on the path to heaven. Jesus can help you.


However, there are times that the one chosen later changes the road they wish to be on. God will give you special grace to stand up for Jesus. He will be the father, mother, brother, sister, pastor, or spouse that you are missing by staying on the path to heaven. Don't let Satan break you. Be brave and do whatever mission work God asks. Do not hold back for fear of punishment from the unbelieving spouse. God will take care of all your needs.
Don't expect to walk together. Don't expect to share as much as before your spouse left the faith. Just keep loving. Trust in God to fill your heart daily from HIS word.
"Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" Amos 3:3   "If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven." Mathew 18:19 
If they do not agree, the strongest one will drag the other along in his direction. Watch out who you form close friendships with. Also be extremely careful who you choose to marry. It is like the ox drawn cart we rode in India. One of the oxen did not want to go the same way but it was pulled along by the stronger one.
Teenagers often choose the road to destruction. Suddenly with their refusal to be helpful, and their focus on pleasure seeking, there is a road rage in them that brings misery to those in the same family and church and school who are on the path to heaven. They rudely punch or pinch anyone in their path. They make fun of the family prayers and songs and cause disturbance at meals with the worst language they can find to shock those on the other road. They tell others how mean their parents are. They lie about everything. They provoke their parents continually just to see if they can get a rage response then make fun of the lack of patience. Yet the strong bands of love in the hearts of the parents cause them to stay up nights in agony praying for the wayward feet on the wrong path. The promise is claimed: "I will contend with him that contends with you and I will save your children." 

Isaiah 49:25 "...for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children." KJV

Isaiah 59:19 "... When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. 

  I encourage parents to stay on the road to heaven anyway. I urge you to keep the standard line firm and find interesting things to do. Lowering the standards only makes them more insecure. They need boundaries. They know what you believe, they are continuously testing to see how much you believe God's counsels to parents.
But how strange and sad is the sight! While one of those so closely united is engaged in devotion, the other is indifferent and careless; while one is seeking the way to everlasting life, the other is in the broad road to death. How can they walk together? It is impossible. They are on different paths. They will not agree on many issues. How sad the home where this condition exists. But there is hope in Jesus. By faithfully staying on the path to heaven, others will be encouraged to join you. Do not leave your good path to walk with them to destruction just to gain their confidence.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 
6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 
6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 
6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, 
6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 
Even in business relations we cannot, without involving principle, connect ourselves with those who are not loyal to God. What the one party feels that conscience forbids, the other allows. And this not merely in regard to religious matters, but in business transactions. The one acts from selfish motives, regardless of God's law or the salvation of the soul; and if the other sincerely loves God and the truth, there must be either a sacrifice of principle or frequent and painful differences. It will require a continual struggle to resist the worldly influence and example of his ungodly associate.
Jesus can sweeten the bitter lot of one choosing not to leave the unbelieving spouse. Jesus can fill the heart with so much joy that it may bring the other one back to Jesus.
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself." Such love must dwell in your hearts, that you will be ready to give the treasures and honors of this world if thereby you may influence one soul to engage in the service of Christ. {2T 169.4}
God bids you with one hand, faith, take hold of His mighty arm, and with the other hand, love, reach perishing souls. 2T 169 
You need to reach out to help those headed the wrong way but do not form close friendships and make plans to work together closely. It will never work. You are on different roads.
Jesus asks you to put the yoke on now with Him on the other side. He is the one who will pull you the right direction now. Don't take off that yoke it is really easier because He is stronger and bears the load.
So Leave your friends who deal in drugs, and destroy their bodies. Leave the old life and start anew with Jesus. Yoke up with Him. Expect road rage but know that Jesus is able to take you where you will survive it all and live for ever with Him when this earth is over.
Take risks with God and sing. He will always help. Remember He experienced road rage here on this earth.
Persecution reveals who the half hearted and hypocritical are. They will yield up the faith. The true Christian will stand firm as a rock, his faith stronger, his hope brighter than in the days of prosperity. GC 602 Great Controversy by Ellen White.
"It is well with my soul, It is well, it is well with my soul."

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, let this blest assurance control: That Christ has regarded my helpless estate and has shed His own blood for my soul.

For more interesting information on promises, what happens during road rage, and why it causes you to forget that you have value, click here.

Promise to the Overcomer
     There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Cor. 10:13. 

     We must not think that by walking in the path of obedience, we shall escape trials, for the enemy will do all in his power to hinder us from gaining heaven. But the Saviour has promised to help us. Have you trials? So had Jesus. Are you tempted? So was He--in all points like as we are. "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God" (John 1:10-12). . . . 

     When Christ was upon this earth, the people flocked to hear Him. So simple and plain were His words that the most unlearned among the people could understand Him, and His hearers listened as if spellbound. This enraged the scribes and Pharisees. They were filled with envy because the people listened so attentively to the words of this new Teacher. They determined to break His hold upon the multitudes. They began by attacking His character, saying that He was born in sin, and that He cast out devils through the prince of the devils. Thus were fulfilled the words "They hated me without a cause" (John 15:25; cf. Ps. 69:4). The Jewish leaders maligned and persecuted the One who is chiefest among ten thousand and altogether lovely. 

     As we separate from the world and its customs, we shall meet with the displeasure of worldlings. The world hated the One who was the very embodiment of virtue, because He was better than they were. The servant is not greater than his Lord. If our ways please God, the world will hate us. If the Majesty of heaven came to this world, and endured a life of humiliation and a death of shame, why should we shrink back because obedience involves a cross? If He was persecuted, can we expect better treatment?...I point you to the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He will comfort and sustain all who come to Him for help. . . . 

     An eternal weight of glory, and a life that measures with the life of God, await the overcomer. Our minds should be constantly dwelling on the goodness of God and the future home of the saints, and we should ever be striving for perfection of character, that at last we may be given entrance into the City of God.

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