brothers and sisters,
Loving greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ. Today let us meditate about
the importance of accepting the chastisement of God (discipline). The bible
says God disciplines only whose whom He loves as in Prov.
3:12. When a father loves his
children he will definitely try to correct the children whenever they
commit any mistake. Our God is also correcting us and chastise us with his
love to make us to live as per His commandments so that at the end we can
have the privilege to enter into the kingdom of God.
first of all, God corrects us because of His
love as in Heb 12:5 & 6, “And you have forgotten that word of
encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light
of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because
the Lord disciplines those he loves”
Secondly, God corrects us when He consider us as His children as in Heb 12:6,
“…and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."
What to do
now when we go through these corrections?
must happily endure these chastisements very happily from the hand of God, since God is
leading only His children in His righteous path as in Heb 12:7 & 8,
“Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what
son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and
everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not
If we can understand the corrections what we had
in the hands of our earthly father who much more we should cope up with
these corrections from the hand of God or our spiritual father as in Heb12:9,
“Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we
respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our
spirits and live! The earthly
fathers corrects there children as long as they have some hope in them but
God corrects us until we part take in His holiness as in Heb 12:10, “Our
fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God
disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness.”
The bible clearly says no correction will be
very pleasant in our lives when it is given to us. So, we must patiently bear
with them with hope as in Heb 12:11, “No discipline seems
pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest
of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”
We must praise God in all circumstances of our
life as in Heb 12:12, “Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms.”
- [Give thanks at all times and in all circumstances as in I Thes 5:18.]
We must pray more and come closer to God when He
corrects us as in Heb 12:12, “…and strengthen your weak knees.”
- We must be willing to get corrected like
David as in Psa 141:5, “Let a righteous man
strike me--it is a kindness; let him rebuke me--it is oil on my head.
My head will not refuse it.”
have to surrender to the will of God and have faith on God that He
does every thing for Good. Rom 8:28.
May the Lord help each one of us to have a confidence and
trust on the love of God and patiently let us endure all the corrections we
receive from Him. Remember this we are a blessed
person if God corrects us as in Job 5:17, “Blessed is the man whom
God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.” Amen.
Your Web-Site Pastor,
Rev. Dr. T.
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