October 27, 2004
” . . . do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor detest His correction.” (Proverbs 3: 11 TLB)
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Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ, the Daystar,
One of the greatest signs of God’s love is the fact that He corrects us and disciplines us. At the same time, we never like going through the discipline. When we look back, however, we realize that the discipline helped to make us more like Jesus.
Discipline serves a dual purpose:
- It purges us of all that is not of God;
2. It causes us to recognize our total dependence on God.
When you are being corrected by our Lord, keep in mind that His ultimate goal for all of us is to transform us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. Keeping this goal in mind will help us to be thankful and to rejoice during times of chastening and correction.
Your sister in Christ,
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
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