COMBINE TWO GREAT TOOLS
In this blog, I want you to think about how portions of Psalm 94 combine two great tools the Lord uses, especially in times of trouble.
“Blessed is the man whom You discipline, O Lord, and whom You teach out of Your law, to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked” (Psalm 94:12–13).
The word “discipline” here actually means to “chastise or admonish”, and combined with “teach” or to be “exercise(d) in the process of learning,” we have the perfect formula for God’s rest. Let us look at the purpose of these two things coming on us at the same time:
God intends that they both prepare us for difficult times so we can have “rest from days of trouble.” Most statistics show that when there is uncertainty and major disruptions in our daily routine, we become more anxious. God wants the opposite to happen in those who know Him. This requires that we have allowed Him to discipline and teach us before “days of trouble” come.
Even if you have not been a person willing to receive discipline and teaching from the Lord, now is a great time to start. Stop what you are doing after you read this sentence and ask Him to start this work in you now so you can enjoy HIS REST. It is all in Christ! (Matthew 11:28-30).
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