Buying a tire
So I called around and went to the place that had a good deal and agreed at $57 out the door. Then I heard that I'd have to wait an hour and a half, and I had to get to work, so I went elsewhere
Their price was $59 for a slightly lower quality tire, and I said fine. Then the guy proceeded to give me the 4-tire price for one tire and to knock a couple of bucks off the labor, $49 in all.
I stood there reflecting that God arranged some kindness to me, completely without my pushing back at all - in fact, probably because I didn't. The Bible says to expect this, of course, but I realized I really had no clue.
Then I realized something else that I had never seen before. Expecting nothing without my own pushback is indeed living by the sword, and that was a shocking thought. I went out of there seeing that I really have to review everything.
Dangerous as it is, there are times to use the sword, just as there is a time for morphine even with the danger of addiction. But to find my security in that in any form - that's death!