THE LORD RESTRAINS
Proverbs 12:1 “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.”
The Scene: Rope and strap/belt; symbols of implements for restraint.
The Lord gives correction to those He loves, as any loving parent does; God disciplines His children for their own good, as children of God. We are to accept and learn from our errors through the help of the Holy Spirit, the Teacher of the Word.
Proverbs 10:17 “He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.”
Our Father God will do whatever He knows is necessary, to keep His children on the straight and narrow way to salvation.
Psalm 74:12 “ But you, O God are my king from of old; you bring salvation upon the earth.”
Hebrews 12:5b-6 “ …my son do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and punishes everyone he accepts as a son.”
True love from a father must include tough love for his own children. And that is how we know we are His and He is our heavenly Father.
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