Fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the Lord, for I am with you. I will make a full end of all the nations to which I have driven you, but of you I will not make a full end. I will discipline you in just measure, and I will by no means leave you … More God will not withhold the discipline needed
When we get in touch with that kind of frustration over people we want to love, care for, and encourage but who respond only with rejection or manipulation, then we are able to understand God’s anguish over the nation Israel. Hosea 11 and 12 are two of the most moving, tender chapters in the Bible. … More A cord of compassion that slips around our wandering hearts
Ray Stedman, concludes his comments on Lamentations 4-5: At the end of chapter 4, the prophet says in verse 22: The punishment of your iniquity, O daughter of Zion, is accomplished, he will keep you in exile no longer; but your iniquity, O daughter of Edom, he will punish, he will uncover your sins. (Lamentations 4:22 RSV) The daughter … More God and His Purposes Endure Forever
Ray Stedman reflects on Lamentations 3: Suddenly, in the midst of a long wail, he [Jeremiah] says (verse 22-33): The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”The Lord is good … More Behind all the desolation is the work of love.
Fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the Lord, for I am with you. I will make a full end of all the nations to which I have driven you, but of you I will not make a full end. I will discipline you in just measure, and I will by no means leave you … More Loving Discipline
Spurgeon on Psalm 11 From The Treasury of David: Verse 5. “The Lord trieth the righteous:” he doth not hate them, but only tries them. They are precious to him, and therefore he refines them with afflictions. None of the Lord’s children may hope to escape from trial, nor, indeed, in our right minds, would any of … More Spurgeon on Psalm 11…Do not seek to “avoid a blessing”