God is love and with His love sometimes it calls for a little tough love. Just like a good parent He must show us tough love, discipline in order to keep us straight and to help us grow. When the Lord chastens us it is not always a punishment scenario, but can also just be to help transform us into the person He has called us to be and to teach us and impart wisdom to us.

“For whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.” (Hebrews 12:6 NKJV).

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We all need a little tough love from time to time to help us not get too lackadaisical. God does not want us to have it so easy to where we forget Him and His Law He has given us. It is much easier to become laid back with obedience with there is no punishment or period of chastening, and thus the Lord does so in order that we do not lay back and fall into the world and its ways.

“My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor detest His correction.” (Proverbs 3:11).

The Lord loves you and loves you so much so that He wants to help correct you in times of needed correction. He wants to teach you and impart wisdom when the time is called for. He wants to guide you closer to Him by striping away the filth we tend to gather through this life. What area do you feel the Lord disciplining you in today?

-Michael Thacker

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