Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
When I was younger, I would do things my dad felt needed correcting. If talking with me did not get the job done, he would often need to take other steps to sear into my mind that this was not going to be tolerated. I remember one time when he was about to spank me for something I had done, he said, “You know son, this really hurts me more than it does you.” To which I responded, “then don’t do it, I hate to see you hurt yourself.” As you can imagine, my quick wit wasn’t so appreciated in the moment. And my mother breaking out in laughing, seemed to make matters worse. Looking back today at the times my parents corrected me for my misbehaving, I realize now that they did so out of love. They were trying their best to help me develop an obedient heart to those in authority over me.
In our verse today it says, “Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:” God’s correcting in our lives may not be enjoyable in the moment. However, His dealing with us in this way is showing His love and care for us. In Job 8:20-21 it says; “Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers: Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.” God’s correction is not designed to discourage us, nor to destroy our lives, but rather to lovingly developing our character.
Solomon repeats this wisdom. Prov. 3:11-12 says; “My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”
Has God shown you this love?
God’s word is a great guiding light for our lives. We would all do well to Delight ourselves in it daily. As we have seen in:
To Delight In what God says, means we understand that it was given to us for our good. That understanding should draw us back to the Bible often.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|July 22, 2019||Job 9-12||Acts 19:23-41|
|July 23, 2019||Job 13-16||Acts 20|
|July 24, 2019||Job 17-20||Acts 21:1-17|
|July 25, 2019||Job 21-25||Acts 21:18-40|
|July 26, 2019||Job 26-29||Acts 22|
|July 27, 2019||Job 30-31||Acts 23|
|July 28, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
Psalm 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
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