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"We have all had human fathers who disciplined us—and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live!" Hebrews 12:9

Correction by earthly parents is sometimes unwisely applied. But Divine correction , whenever administered, is always needed, and is regulated by a wisdom that cannot err, and a love that cannot be exceeded. God does not willingly afflict, or grieve the children of men. "Whom the Lord loves , He chastens—and scourges every son whom He receives."

How well does it befit us to submit to our heavenly Father, and to yield ourselves confidingly to His hands! He will not lay upon us one stroke too many—nor one stroke too heavy. He will drop the rod from His hands—as soon as the design of the correction is accomplished.

"No chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous. Nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto those who are exercised thereby."

All the sufferings of the children of God should not be regarded as correction on account of particular sins. Some of His children are the subjects of prolonged affliction—yet walk closely with God. Their trials may be designed to strengthen their faith and patience—and to show the power of the grace of Christ in sustaining and comforting them!

My Father, I would yield to Thee,
And bow beneath Your rod,
No needless stroke shall I receive
From my sin-pardoning God!

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