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Wrong Way

June 29, 2020 Lonnie Wibberding
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Wrong Way
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Wrong Way
Jun 29, 2020
Lonnie Wibberding

A short devotional on Proverbs 29:1. Want to talk? Send an email to umpquaconnect@gmail.com.

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A short devotional on Proverbs 29:1. Want to talk? Send an email to umpquaconnect@gmail.com.

Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.

Today is Monday, June 29, 2020

It was a frustrating time in my life. I had bought a six-plex apartment building thinking to help my families financial situation, but instead it was sucking away my time and money.

The problem was, some of the tenants wouldn't pay their rent on time and I still had expenses to pay.

One guy particularly annoyed me. His girlfriend was one of my tenants and he had moved in with her. Then, she quit paying rent. I saw him one day and told him, if you are living there, you need to pay me rent. He complained. I only have fourteen dollars. I can give you that.

But I just didn't believe him. The way he conducted himself. His demenor and attitude said he was just playing with me.

There was some other rumors about him going on and some of the stuff he did. One rumor said he carried an AK-47 rifle in his truck.

I came to a place where I didn't know what to do. So I prayed. "God, I have no power to deal with this guy. Please intervene on my behalf." It was a very specific prayer. I remember it well.

The next week he was driving his car and turned the wrong way down a one-way street. A police man pulled him over and smelled marijuana, so searched the car -- and found 23 bags of heroine.

He went to jail and then I believe to prison. With him gone, his girlfriend moved out and the problem was solved.

God intervened when I could do nothing.

Proverbs 29:1 says:

Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
    will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

It is good news God has limits. God is very merciful, but there comes a time when enough is enough. And God says, "You're not going to hurt my children anymore."

Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
    will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

Thanks for connecting.

May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow