An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rough Drafts Need Correction

(Proverbs 3:12 KJV)  For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Do you ever get tired of the way the Bible makes it difficult to fit into your world?  Good.  That means you are listening to the Holy Spirit.  We are supposed to be salt, not tofu.  Here again we go against modern, pop-psychology.  In modern thinking, “loveth” (157) cannot go along with “correcteth” (reproves NASB) (3198).  I sit in on parent conferences that would be great for sitcom plots if they were not such a part of our culture.  I had one woman who claimed she could not get her son to cut his hair.  Inside I was screaming, “What?  He’s only in seventh grade!”  She was under the assumption that love would not force him to do something so demeaning.

God loves us so He reproves us.  If He did not care He would not get involved.  How many times have you stopped your car when you saw a kid on the street when he should be in school.  If it was yours you would get involved. 

How does God reprove you?  In situations.  In words of friends and enemies.  In a sermon.  In the reading of the Word.  In ways I can’t imagine.  He corrects in ways you are not aware of because you might not be listening.

So?  If you are God’s child He is working to get you on track and keep you that way.  Listen, think, pray, change, rejoice.  He delights in you.

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