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AFFLICTIONS


Job 5:17; II Cor 4:17; Hebrews 12:11

Job 5:17  Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: 

Eliphaz is declaring that correction should bring an emotion that we don’t normally associate with correction. find in other places in God’s Word. He is declaring the joy of correction because of the advantages of correction. He says to not despise the chastening of the Almighty. The advantage of correction is that correction keeps us off the wrong paths that would bring us unhappiness. There is another reason to be happy about correction.

Hebrews 12:5-11

We find in these verses a relationship because of chastening. We are called children. Our earthly fathers disciplined us because we were his children. They did not discipline children that were not theirs. This is a demonstration of love. Our heavenly Father must have a relationship with us before He disciplines us. Since we are His children, He has the right to discipline us to correct us and bring us back to Him. He has the right to demonstrate his love to us. Verse 7 says “if we endure chastening He treats us as sons. That means blessings. God wants good things for His children. Pay attention to verse 8. If we have never experience chastening, it is because we are bastards and not sons. We are illegitimate. He will say, “depart from me I never knew you.” He chastens His children for the benefit of the children. That benefit is Holiness. And according to verse 11 we produce peaceable fruit of righteousness because of our chastisement.

2Co 4:17  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 

This passage bears the thought that correction that brings us back into the paths we should walk brings us great glory and God receives glory from our righteous and glorious walk. Notice that it is called, “light affliction” and the duration is for a “moment”.

Proverbs 3:11-12. – My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: 

12  For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. 

Why despise chastening when it proves the love of the LORD. Whom He loves He chastens and corrects us and delights in us. Let us all be delightful for the LORD.

No chastisement, no love. Know chastisement, Know love.

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MARCH 26 – Happy is the man


MARCH 26 – Happy is the man

Job 5:17  Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: 

Punishment looks to the past and past deeds. It looks to the law that was broken and the penalty of punishment that the infraction brings. Chastisement looks to the future to bring an effect to the mind of one that will benefit them and raise the character and moral standard of one. It is a correction to the path and the deeds of one of the children of God.

The one that sends chastening to us is a Holy Righteous God who loves us and desires the best for us. “Whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.” Proverbs 3:12. Here we see the origin of chastening is held in the Divine love that God has toward us. Within this chastening, we find the mercy of God in that we were not destroyed.

The chastening is upon fallen man. We have sinned and come short of the glory of God. We do find that in repentance, we have been cleansed and forgiven. Yet as long as we are in this carnal body, we will stray, say things we should not and do things we should not. Because of this God will use an instrument to chastise us. Ii might be a calamity or some kind of trouble. There certainly will be affliction that will get our attention.

Chastisement is not because God is cruel. God does this out of love and mercy to reform man. Make man more like Jesus. The purpose is to cause us to eliminate some bad things in our life and to add some Godly things to our life.

Happy is the man whom God correcteth because this is a sign of being a child of God. Have you ever been chastened? If not, check your salvation.

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