Correct me, LORD, but only with justice — not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing. — Jeremiah 10:24
Thoughts on Today’s Verse….
I love a request that a good friend regularly makes of the Lord: “Humble me gently, Father.” Transformation is hard work and requires even more patience on God’s part than it does on our part. We thank God for his grace which lets us admit our sin and yet still come into his holy and awesome presence. Thankfully he doesn’t treat us as we deserve, but as we need (cf. Psalm 103).
Dear God, I sin. I don’t like it that I do, but I still find myself succumbing to some of my long-standing weaknesses. Please correct me and put me on the path of righteousness. Even more than wanting to please you, I want to honor you, so please, gently and consistently rid my heart of duplicity, deceit, and spiritual weakness. Nurture me in holiness. Change me to be more like Christ the Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.