Saturday, May 06, 2006

though for the day

Don't fear God's justice. It is no less admirable and no less lovable than His mercy. Both are proofs of His love.
The Way, #431

I (and I imagine a lot of other people also) find it very easy to love God for His mercy. Its easy to love Him when he forgives and all is well with Him. The hard part is loving Him for the correction He gives. He is just and will punish me in order to correct. I have a hard time loving God because He is fair and forgives not just me, but also the other guy, since He is a just God.

My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord or loathe His reproof, for whom the Lord loves He reproves even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
Proverbs 3:11, 12

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