“For whom the LORD loves, He chastens and scourges every son whom He receives.”
Content is the child who understands this verse. Loving discipline is required if a child is to grow up responsible. The Lord has His ways of correcting those who are His. Even the most committed saint will err and when God’s Word is not heeded, the Lord will use harsher means.
Christian, if you find yourself under His rod of correction, rejoice, for your salvation is certain! Always remember that God’s love is not weak and vulnerable to change as ours is. Discipline is right to do and good to receive as long as love is driving the rod of correction. Know that with the Lord this is always so. I have come to rest in the Lord’s chastening, for by it I am reminded of His everlasting love for me and His commitment to be Abba, my Father.
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