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Lord, Rebuke Me!

Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O LORD, And whom You teach out of Your law;  (Psalm 94:12 NASB) 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 NASB; see also Hebrews 12:5-6) Blessed by God Who of us does not want to be blessed of the Lord, and to fully experience His love?  Yet, who of us would be as excited about all of the means that God chooses to bring it to us? There is so much that God provides for us by His mercy and grace, such as comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3), strength (Isaiah 41:10), encouragement (Philippians 2:1), peace (Isaiah 26:3),… the list can go on and on.  He has lavished His grace upon us (Ephesians 1:7-8) and in Christ we have received 'His fullness...and grace upon grace…' (John 1:16).  We are right to cling to and rejoice in these things! Children of God But the most precious gift He intends for us is Himse