|More Sunflowers from 2013|
“Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O LORD,
and whom You teach out of Your law; that You may
grant him relief from the days of adversity,
until a pit is dug for the wicked.”
Psalm 94:12-13 (NASB)
The psalmist gives us comforting news here. The children of God who receive discipline are enriched. He teaches those who belong to Him according to His word.
I find this is important to stress that God’s word is the basis of sound teaching. My Sunday school teacher reminded us recently that one way to identify false teaching is to see if it lines up with God’s Word.
When God chooses to chasten us for our bad behavior, we should pay attention to what tells us. He does this to make us more mature individuals and to show us that He cares about us.
Sometimes, we get set straight by God not because we ourselves have misbehaved but because certain of our people have transgressed or broken their word to Him.
God gives solace to those who live within the boundaries He establishes. Aren’t you glad He remembers us and gives us relief from our days of woe?