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Thought For Today 5-Mar-2004

Thought For Today

5-Mar-2004

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

God will chastise the ones that love him, because he also loves them. If we love God and do our best to do as he commands, then he will chastise us to keep us from going astray. A true child of God has been chastised by God at one time or another! When you do something you know is wrong, and that feeling of guilt becomes so strong on you that you feel like you are going to fall down from the weight of it! You can't concentrate, or do anything until you truly ask God to forgive you for the wrong you have done, that is God chastising you. If you see someone doing a wrong toward God, or one of his commandments, and they continue to do this wrong over and over, and it seems that it doesn't bother them. Their hearts have become hardened, and they have lost that true love of God, because they no longer fear the fact that they are going against the commandments of God. These people need to repent and ask God to forgive them so they can be sure they will see the kingdom of God.

Tim V.