Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, And teach out of Your law. That You may give him rest from the days of adversity, Until the pit is dug for the wicked. For the LORD will not cast off His people, Nor will He forsake His inheritance. But judgment will return to righteousness, And all the upright in heart will follow it. Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the LORD had been my help, My soul would soon have settled in silence.
If I say, “My foot slips,” Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up.
Have you ever enjoyed a good spanking? If you have you are weird. When I was a child, my mother employed a switch from mulberry tree to my legs to let me know (in no uncertain terms) that she was not happy with my behavior which was sometimes just plain rebellious. I received her message but I never enjoyed it. I am not weird.
However, God’s Word says we are blessed if the LORD disciplines us and teaches us His law. When we receive His correction with grace we will be prepared when the days of troubles come our way. The Lord loves those He disciplines as a good father or mother will discipline their children. Thankfully He does not cast us away as worthless but shows us a better way through His correction.
To be sure, these are days of trials and the testing of our faith. Christian America has been blamed by its own leadership as being the problem in this world. Christians are not the problem. There are times when one wants to dig a hole, get in it and pull the dirt in oneself but that is not the answer. Now is the time to stand up, speak up and resist the devil with all that is within us. The Scripture encourages the believer with the words, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.” We must let the world know that we are not going to go away but we are going to tell the Good News of Christ by who we are, what we say and the way we live. The LORD is our Help and we will not be silent because His mercy and grace will be our strength. He is the Rock of our salvation and we shall not be moved. Can I get an amen?