Don’t Refuse Correction #176

“He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck, will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” (Proverbs 29:1)

Wrong is lovingly yet consistently reproved in order to produce correction: “Whom the Lord loves, He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights” (Prov. 3:12). That is why the father tells the son “do not despise the chastening of the Lord” (Prov. 3:11). However, when a person repeatedly refuses to accept correction, stiffening his neck against the truth of God, punishment will come suddenly. There will be no remedy for sin in the day of judgment; that opportunity will have passed. Choose now to accepts God’s discipline of your sin, repent and accept his mercy and forgiveness. Never harden yourself against the yoke of Christ. It is easy when you willingly accept it and follow his truth. To reject the correction of the gospel is utterly foolish.