Thursday, December 06, 2007

Job 15:5

"Happy is the man whom God correcteth."

Happy, because the correction is designed to bring him into paths of blessedness and peace.
Happy, because there is no unnecessary severity in it.
Happy, because the chastisement is not so much against us, as against our most cruel enemies -- our sins.
Happy, because we have abundant words of consolation.
Happy, because whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth.
Happy, because our light affliction is but for a moment.

-George Bowen

5 comments:

BrittLeigh said...

and Happy.... Because we're His children.

Thanks for this great quote, Bethany! I appreciated this post so much!

(((HUGS)))

abi said...

AMEN! Thank you for the challenging exhortation, and beautiful post(gorgeous picture), Bethany!

"I now rejoice in the my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church." Col.1:24

Oh, to live with such a perspective! Love you tons, and tons!

Under Southern Skies said...

What an encouraging post! Thanks so much for sharing, Bethany.

Stephanie said...

Amen! Wonderful truth to that quote.

Rachel Marie said...

Ditto! Amen! That was put so beautifully!!!