Remember the words of Jesus when asked how many times we had to forgive.
(Matthew 18:22 KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.I think the same thing can be said about expecting “reproof” (8433b). Most of us are slow learners, at least in some area of our lives. How many times did you need to be reminded about a simple responsibility when you were a child? How many times have you had to be reminded about a glaring weakness in your life as an adult? God’s correction will keep on rolling.
Remember, when God chastises us it is a mark of His patience and love. If He did not love us He would not bother to correct us. If He was not patient we would live in a land depopulated by lightening bolts.
So? Expect it. Embrace it. Repent and demonstrate the change. Avoid being “destroyed” (broken NASB) (7665).
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