Sunday, February 17, 2013
Accepting Correction from the Lord
Today I read 2 Chronicles 19 where Jehoshaphat was reprimanded for aligning himself with Ahab, the king of Israel. The nice thing about Jehoshaphat is that he takes the reprimand well and straightened out his life and got back in right with the Lord. A man after my own heart. Everyone makes mistakes and can make a wrong turn at times, the real test is when we get such correction, how do we receive it? Do we happily go along with the correction and make the changes, or do we kick against the pricks and bewail our fate and talk about how horrible our life is? If we are smart, we will remember that when God corrects us, it is because He loves us and wants us to improve. He is giving us another opportunity to become better than we are. As any good parent should, and remember, God is the best parent there is. Until tomorrow.