August 2001

PRECIOUS THOUGHT: STROKES OF LOVE!

My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of His correction: For whom the LORD loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Proverbs 3:11&12

This month's devotion deals with chastening. God's hand only yields gentle strokes of love (although it may not feel like it some times). When you feel His chastening rod, be reminded that He is favoring you. He is thinking of you in love. He loves you too much to let you go on in your own way. He cares for you too much to sit idly by and let you move uninhibited into destruction. So remember: He strokes us in love when we're chastened. What a precious thought!

What wondrous love, how can it be, That God would care to chasten me?

He could just let me go astray, Do as I please and lose my way.

But He constrains and loves me so; With love that will not let me go.

Since He does this so I'll be blessed; May I repent with gratefulness.

What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? Hebrews 2:6

Written by PameLa Bates 1998 Pretty Personal Poetry

 

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