Bible Verse of the Day 16 December 2021 | As Many As I Love
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BIBLE VERSE: As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. – Revelation 3:19
DAILY BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 16 DECEMBER 2021
In this verse Jesus summons the Laodiceans to mend their ways, to be fervent about repenting. They need to turn from their lethargy and restore their relationship with God. In spite of their wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked condition, Jesus still loves them. He explains that He rebukes and disciplines those whom He loves.
Sometimes, God uses a hard trial or a physical affliction to discipline His erring children, but He exercises the discipline as a loving father. Hebrews 12:10 explains that fathers discipline their children for a short time as it seems best to them, but our heavenly Father disciplines us for our own good, that we may share His holiness. Further, although the discipline is painful, it doesn’t last forever, and it produces righteousness in us (Hebrews 12:11). When we undergo discipline, we should not think God has abandoned us. Indeed, He is investing time in our spiritual education. His purpose is not to make us bitter but to make us better.
“The people I love, I call to account—prod and correct and guide so that they’ll live at their best. Up on your feet, then! About face! Run after God! MSG
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. NIV
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.[a] Therefore be [b]zealous and repent. NKJV
I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference. NLT