My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord , Nor detest His correction; For whom the Lord loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights. Proverbs 3:11-12 NKJV
So the other day I’m cruising down the road heading home in my car and the next thing you know the radar detector is going off… and off … and off… and off! Obviously I’m busted! 74 in a 55! I see the officer and sure enough, he pulls out and comes up behind me with the lights flashing! I pull over and begin to pray to The Lord to give me grace and keep me from getting a ticket! Shame on me! I even go as far as asking the officer why he pulled me over and denied that I was speeding! Shame on me! The sin within! It’s there! it creeps around within in us! It will always be there, we were born with it! and I let it get out! Once again shame on me! When all was said and done I felt really bad for what I had done, I grieved The Spirit, I grieved God, I failed my Lord and Savior! The sin within!
Jesus was there with me, God was there with me, I was given grace alright! I was given free will to do what was right and I chose to do what was wrong! I sinned! I broke the law! I lied! And there was a penalty to be paid! I was handed a ticket! Lesson learned, correction given! Thank You Lord!
The Lord loves me and He protected me! I was going to fast and needed to slow down! And I was! “who knows what could have lied ahead!” Could there have been a deadly accident that was about to happen because of my excessive speed? Who knows? Only God knows! Needless to say as we read in the scriptures… My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord , Nor detest His correction; For whom the Lord loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights. Proverbs3:11-12 (NKJV)
Amen! And thank you Lord God for extending Your amazing grace to this sinner! I am forever in Your debt and want nothing more than to be like You! It is Your will that I seek not mine!
Warning… If you break the law don’t expect The Lord to give you a break!
Craig Bradshaw – September 19, 2014