Oh how I remember the times I had to discipline my children because of a wrong they did. If you are a parent you honestly understand that it sometimes hurts us more than it does the child who did wrong. My children are now young adults so it is very rare that I have to do any correcting, but now they face their own consequences of sin. Just as I face my consequences for sins in my own life.
Sin has consequences and causes trouble in our lives. God’s response to sin is like a parent’s response to a misbehaving child. God loves us more than a parent loves a child. God hates sin because when we choose it, it separates us from Him and destroys what is good in our lives.
I will discipline you, but with justice; I cannot let you go unpunished.
We read in Jeremiah chapter 30 of the people of Israel. They were broken and hopeless because they insisted on doing things there own way. But thankfully, that is not the end of the story.
God loves us way too much to let us stay separated from Him. He corrects us, just as a parent corrects a child. The discipline causes us to grow because, through it we learn to trust God and not ourselves.
I am so thankful that we have Jesus. He paid the price for our sins so we can be reunited with God. Durning the time of Jeremiah, the Israelites had no idea the Jesus was coming to pay the price.
Thank You God for loving us so much and sending your son to die for us.