Receive Correction. Lesson 25 of 40
In my last post, I spoke about rejecting the words of unauthorized sources. However, I have also gobbled down the vein praises of those who were not looking out for my best interest. I would then reject godly rebuke from a certified source. We are often willing to receive drips of honey to feed our pride from the enemy while rejecting truth from God.
However, as I have matured in the Lord, I am learning that correction from the godly is good and should be heeded. I think it is also important to point out that God can also use the unsaved to correct us. He can use whomever He chooses to set us straight. Remember when He opened the mouth of a donkey to speak to Balaam in Numbers 22:28?
I should never get to the point of feeling that I am above being corrected and disciplined. I must constantly remind myself that being corrected and disciplined is a privilege. How so? I correct my children not because I hate them but because I love them, and I know that correction will bring growth. The same is true for us and God when He corrects and disciplines us. Do you find it difficult to receive correction and discipline? Leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you.
Psalm 141:5 Let the godly strike me! It will be a kindness! If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Don’t let me refuse it. But I pray constantly against the wicked and their deeds.
Hebrews 12:5-6 And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children?[d] He said, “My child,[e] don’t make light of the Lord’s discipline, and don’t give up when he corrects you. 6 For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.”[f]
About the Author
Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at LivingForLater.com and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.