Monday, December 27, 2010
Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.
I think we forget that we do get disciplined by the Lord because He does love us. We often think it could be just punishment for the wrong we have done, but that is not all of it. If He didn't love us, He wouldn't care. He wants us to do right, and when we are doing anything but that, then He can do only what is best for us, to discipline us. How else are we going to learn? When He does discipline us the next part is clear in this verse, repent. Let God know that you are sorry for what you have done, but to repent doesn't mean just saying your sorry, it means to turn from that sin and don't turn back to it! Thank God for showing you His ways, don't get mad at him for getting caught. God has called us to a life that is different from those around us, it's time to start living like Jesus is your Lord and Savior.