God’s Counsel and Correction 14th May 2017 – Posted in: Christian Living, Confession, Repentance & Obedience
I believe that many followers of Christ have a wrong view of God’s counsel and correction. When He convicts them of sin through the counsel of His Word, they think that He is condemning and punishing them. However, this thinking is FAR from the truth! The purpose of God’s counsel and correction is the demonstration of His DEEP LOVE for those who have become followers of Christ. God’s desire is to reveal to us what is wrong in our lives and then show us from His Word what we need to do to correct the things that He has pointed out.
When we receive God’s correction with a thankful heart and apply His counsel with humility, ALL of heaven rejoices at our obedience! God’s correction is for our ultimate BENEFIT. It is His loving restraint, designed to prevent us from falling into situations which will reap catastrophe and destruction in our lives, which is why it is so vital that we read His Word and obey what He says.
Whilst His correction may be painful to bear, if we heed His correction and do not resist it in a spirit of pride and rebellion, then we will learn and grow in both our earthly and spiritual lives. But, if we DO resist God’s counsel and correction, and consistently rebel against it, consequences will begin to be brought into effect in our lives through the fulfilment of God’s eternal Law which confirms clearly that we will reap what we sow.
“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” –Ecclesiates 12:14 KJV
If we proclaim to be followers of Christ, we deceive ourselves if we think we can live a life of rebellion against God’s Word, and for this not to have any consequences.
So, why do we STILL insist on wilfully engaging in behaviour and practices that are diametrically opposed to God’s counsel and correction…?
“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what He is saying to the churches.” – Revelation 2:7 NLT
Michele is the author of Come on Church! Wake Up! ; The End of The World and The Gospel of Deception – Counterfeit Christianity and the Fate of Its Followers
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