THE LORD'S REBUKE
I do not resent the Lord’s rebuke. Don’t get me wrong, I usually don’t like it at the time it is happening, but I realize that His discipline is a necessary expression of His unfailing love. Without His restraining hand and supervision, I would run wildly off track and would surely settle for less than His best. He will have none of that. The Love of God keeps a constant eye on every move and as the shepherd searches relentlessly for his lost lambs, Our Redeemer chases us down when we stray and pulls us back from ruin. He takes hold and never lets go. Holy Lord, You are my Father, Your corrections are blessings and Your Holy Hand of discipline proclaims Your delight in us as Your children.