Monday, January 22, 2024
Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you. So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him.
Sometimes we want God to be all-loving, but not all just; we want Him to punish evil, but not our evil. But the Bible insists that God hates sin, and Jesus reassures us in the gospels that we are all more sinful in our hearts than we care to admit. But the parts of you that you wish you could change don’t stop God from loving you. Instead He sticks with you, and helps you to change, if you’ll let Him. He may allow you to experience tough things, and He may allow you to struggle, but like a good Father, He has a purpose for it all.