40 days of Sorrow, a walk with Job
March 8, 2019, 5:43 AM

Lent 2019 Day 3, Job Chapter 5


This morning Eliphaz continues his first speech to Job. But in verse 17-18 Eliphaz says something that will cause great reflection. Eliphaz says, "Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. For He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole." These words speak great wisdom. In Proverbs 3:11-12 we hear, "My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor detest His correction; For whom the Lord loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights." This is the same chapter that tells us to  "Trust in the Lord with all our hearts." The writer of Hebrews quotes this verse from proverbs in Hebrews 12:5-6.

We know that Job is not being disciplined, because God has already declared Job as "blameless and upright." But can we see the trials that come into or lives as discipline from the Lord? I believe there is great wisdom and great faith that comes from the idea of God's discipline. Remember God only disciplines those He loves. He only disciplines those he accepts as His own children. Also remember that God's disciplines are to move us in the right direction. They are to correct a wrong path that we are on. 

Are you going through any trial today? Are you experiencing the Lord's discipline in your life? If so, reflect on your life. Are you going down a road that you should not? If you are, then God's disicpline is to correct our paths. Know that God's disicpline does not mean you are not His child. Just the opposite is true. God's discipline means that you are His child and He loves you. 

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