Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart,
and good news gives health to the bones.
Whoever heeds life-giving correction
will be at home among the wise.
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves,
but the one who heeds correction gains understanding. (Proverbs 15:30-32)

We all love to hear good news. Rarely do we find those who love correction. This does not always seem like good news at the time, but correction brings life. Imagine how serious it would be to avoid correction and step into a death trap. God seems to be very big on learning to receive correction to become wise.

Correction is a touchy subject because it can be given in such a way as to cause one to lose hope. Many times the Pharisees brought correction in such a way. We must love the person we are correcting expect the best of them. Love never condemns, it always builds up. We cannot always achieve our desire to spare the hurt that correction can bring to those who run from it, but if we love the person we must know we are bring them life and wisdom.

Many people have experienced punishment and public disgrace by being chastised in a demeaning way. Before we bring a word of correction, we must ask Holy Spirit to help us be a comfort and not a scolder.

Many believe God is a stern and angry punisher who is waiting for us to make a blunder so that He can unleash His fury, casting them into hell. But God is not like this at all. God is the Love He speaks about in 1 Corinthians 13. The scriptures tell us God is good and only does good.

When we look at the life of Jesus we find compassion and loving correction for those who were following Him. He tells us if we have seen Him, we have seen the Father. Everything Jesus did was to please His Father. Therefore if we are to please our Father, we must treat His children with love and respect. Jesus never crushed a bruised reed, and He will bring love to those who desire to please the Father.

Even if you have been hurt by someone who thought they were bringing correction, God is always faithful to heal your broken heart. He is really the only one who can. There is no remedy for a broken spirit but pure unconditional love.

If we have not yet experienced this unconditional love it is because we have not opened our heart to the Messenger who brings joy to the heart and life to the bones.

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06.10 | 16:42

What a great word!!! Man can give you nothing but an opinion God can give you the answers you seek. Let us always run to you God and not our own understanding

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Justene, I'm sorry I'm belated in writing. I had another incident and finally my talking is good and so is my writing on the computer. That is all for now. I

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