Do Not Misunderstand God’s Discipline

Good morning, Lovelies!
I trust your week is going well and you’re enjoying the month of June.
Life has been rather busy as of late and I apologize for not writing a post two weeks ago.
Time got away from me and it just slipped my mind.

Proverbs 3 is the Scripture for this month and as I read the entire chapter
I was greatly enriched by the words.
This chapter is so full of wisdom that it can easily be read over and over
and each time something can be learned from it.

I was drawn to verses 11 - 12 which say,

My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD;
neither be weary of his correction:

For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth;
even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

We need to appreciate the Lord and not misunderstand His discipline.

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I looked up Proverbs 3:11 - 12 in the Bible Knowledge Commentary and here is what it said. . .

The God who can be trusted to smooth out obstacles and bring one to his appointed goal (vv. 5-6)
and to supply one’s material needs (vv. 9-10)
demonstrates His love by discipline. 

The warning to the son is two-fold: do not despise (“reject or take lightly”)
the Lord’s discipline and do not resent (“loathe or abhor”) His rebuke. “

And ye have forgotten the exhortation
which speaketh unto you as unto children,
My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, 

nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth and scourgeth,
every son whom he receiveth.
~ Hebrews 12:5 - 6 ~

Physical punishment and verbal correction are hard to accept
but they demonstrate God’s loving concern.
The same is true of a parent’s discipline of his children.
Loathing such discipline - thinking that God disciplines because He enjoys causing pain -
over-looks the benefits that come from such correction.

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth:
therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

~ Job 5:17 ~

I do not write these words to “bash” anyone on the head,
but to remind us that God loves us and desires the very best for His children.
And sometimes the very best might come with chastening. . .but He does it in and through His love.

Have a beautiful week, dear friends!

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About Stephanie

Living my life as a Daughter of the King of kings, Wife to an amazing man, and Mother to a precious son. I have a personal faith and relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ, and my heart is thankful for His grace and salvation. Roses are my weakness - they are truly a thing of beauty, charm and pureness. Vintage delights, crafting and reading are sweet pleasures in this life. Tea cups and tea pots bring a smile to my face :) Thrift store shopping - oh what treasures you can find when you do a little digging!
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." -Philippians 4:13

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  1. Stephanie, I am so thankful for you and your sweet heart :) your devotions are always uplifting and of course God’s word is filled with wisdom, I went to a funeral today of a friend that suddenly died in Peru doing the mission work she loved. One of the pastors spoke about the love of the Father for his children,I have enjoyed your guest bloggers. Hope your summer is Blessed. Next week I’m hosting a Fairy Garden tea party :) Patti

    • Awww. . . thank you, Patti :) I am thankful for you, too! And you have been on my mind a lot lately - I kept thinking I should email you and see what’s new.

      I am sorry to hear about your dear friend, but also rejoice to know she is know in the presence of her Lord and Savior.

      I hope you have a lovely Fairy Garden tea party - that sounds like great fun! Wish I could be there as well. Hugs to you, my friend!

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