Drives Like Jehu

The lookout reported, “He has reached them, but he isn’t coming back either. The driving is like that of Jehu son of Nimshi—he drives like a madman.” 2 Kings 9:20

Obviously King Jehu had a poor reputation as a driver, like that of a madman. I don’t recall anything else that Jehu is noted for in the Bible except his chariot driving abilities. When we get to heaven, and if Jehu happens to be there (further text is ambiguous), we’ll remember him as the wild chariot driver, not that he led Israel in battles and was ruler over them for 28 years. It was how he drove that people will remember.

Without me writing a word further, you know where I’m going with this. That’s right, how’s your driving? Are you courteous on the roads? Do you “flip people off?” I sure hope not. Do you speed? Are you reckless? Do you yell at other cars while you’re driving? Now here’s the important question, if you have any kind of decal or Christian symbol on the vehicle, do your actions as a driver reflect your beliefs? To my knowledge there’s no indication that anyone has ever gotten saved by seeing the fish symbol on the car. However, if you drive like Jehu, people will notice, and they will notice the symbol on the vehicle. Rightly or wrongly, your driving actions may be judged by that symbol.

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