Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 19th October

Regulated Chastisement

I will correct thee in measure. (Jeremiah 30:11)

To be left uncorrected would be a fatal sign. As many as God tenderly loves, He rebukes and chastens: those for whom He has no esteem He allows to fatten themselves without fear, like bullocks for the slaughter. It is in love that our heavenly Father uses the rod upon His children.

Yet see, the correction is “in measure”: He gives us love without measure but chastisement “in measure.” It is the measure of wisdom, the measure of sympathy, the measure of love, by which our chastisement is regulated. Far be it from us to rebel against appointments so divine.

Lord, if you stand by to measure the bitter drops into my cup, it is for me cheerfully to take that cup from your hand and drink according to your directions, saying, “Thy will be done.”

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