“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Job 5:17-18

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Happy is the person whom God corrects!
Do not resent it when He rebukes you.
God bandages the wounds He makes;
His hand hurts you, and His hand heals.

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– Job 5:17-18 (GNT)

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REFLECTION…

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If we accept God’s corrections and rebukes,

then we are accepting Him as our Father

and also admitting, in humility, that we are not blameless.

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Jesus Himself tells us,

“Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline.

So be earnest and repent.” (Rev 3:19)

Such a dire warning comes from His love, not His anger:

it is His affection that leads Him to reprove and correct us:

“For the Lord corrects those He loves,

just as a father corrects a child in whom He delights.” (Prov 3:12)

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The Lord is also like that surgeon

who needs to use the knife and scalpel wherever they are needed.

A good surgeon’s hands may hurt and cause pain,

but they do so in order to heal.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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I love You, Lord God.

Forgive me, Lord God.

Heal me, Lord God.

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