Job 5:17 Happy and fortunate is the man whom God reproves; so do not despise or reject the correction of the Almighty [subjecting you to trial and suffering].
Job 5:18 For He wounds, but He binds up; He smites, but His hands heal.
We believe that no human is perfect, though some are striving into perfection. But we feel we don’t need corrections, is it not foolishness?
How do you feel if your earthly father has never corrected you for any wrong you did?
Do you feel you have never done any wrong?
Imagine a life, that has never been corrected for any wrong, how devastating that life is!!
From our Bible verse, your reaction to God’s corrections, should be a heart if happiness, because God alone correcting you, gives you a sense of sonship, which means, He cares about you, and you are part of His sons. Only sons receive His corrections, Hebrews 12:7 You must submit to and endure [correction] for discipline; God is dealing with you as with sons. For what son is there whom his father does not [thus] train and correct and discipline?
It is also one thing to be corrected and another thing to receive His corrections. Knowing fully well that, you are being recognized as His son, don’t just be happy alone, but receive His corrections, and amend your ways.
His chastening, are not easy at all, most times, it comes with bruises, and wounds. We might be injured in the process of being corrected, but not wounded and left alone.
He binds up, His hands makes whole. He flogs you with one hand, and uses another hand to cuddle you back.
What kind of love is this?
Our God, is a God of love, accept His chastening.
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