Christian Devotional : CAC LIVING WATER  DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE FOR NOVEMBER 18, 2018 : TOPIC – LOVING REPROOF

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 November 18, 2018 CAC LIVING WATER  DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC – LOVING REPROOF



THE LIVING WATER

DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Sunday, November 18, 2018

TOPIC – LOVING REPROOF


Read: Hebrew 12:4-12

MEMORISE

: Now no chastening seems to be

joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless,

afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of

righteousness to those who have been trained by

it (Hebrew 12:11).

EXPOSITION


Paul in his epistle to Timothy, his spiritual son,

told us that one of the things that the Bible does

is reproof. This is reprimanding and punishing any

violation of its precepts. Actually, all children

always want to be loved, cherished and

pampered, if possible, by their parents. They want

overprotection, even when they err, most of the

times. No reasonable parent/guardians will accept

that. The Bible even admonishes us not to spare

the rod in order not to waste the child’s life.

Somebody says, “If a white man likes you, he

puts you to jail when you offend him!” God’s love

is not like that. He takes time to patiently correct

us in love. This is why we must allow love to be

the undertone in our attempt to rebuke others.

Correction differs from condemnation;

condemnation is not correction. “Oh no! You

ought not to do that.” “…you fool! You have done

bad… in fact, you are bad because you have done

what is not good!” The difference is love in the

former, whereas it is absent in the latter.

You may be in the position to blame, criticize and

condemn others now. Who knows, maybe, you

may later be blamed, criticized and condemned.

Love in your reproof and let the corrected not see

the correction as condemnation! Stay intact in

God’s will.

PRAYER POINTS

1. Oh Lord, let me not be a bastard who refuses

Your living reproof.

2. Lord, let me not waste away through

indiscipline.

3. Pray for children who are not actually heeding

the perdition but are not actually heeding the

warnings of their God-given parents, that God

should cause them to return before it is too late.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ezekiel 5 – 7

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Remain Blessed!

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