Friday, April 15, 2016

Reason for Reproof

"My people would not hearken to My voice… So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.  Oh that My people had hearkened unto Me, and Israel had walked in My ways!" (Psalm 81:11-13).  "He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding" (Proverbs 15:32).  "The rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands" (Revelation 9:20). 

There is a reason for reproof:
It is for good that it is sent. 
Yet many choose to stand aloof,
Determined still to not repent.

The reason God is reprimanding
The ones who will not hear His voice
Is so they might get understanding
And make a soul-preserving choice. 

Within the Book of Revelation
We see the tragedy ahead
As many still refuse salvation
And choose the wrath of God instead. 

Your reason for reproof, O Lord,
Is plain when anyone obeys,
Who by Your grace is thus restored
To walk with You and choose Your ways.  

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