It is cold and gray this morning, but this song brought joy and sunshine to my soul, All Creatures of Our God and King. How great is the Father's love! Sun, moon and stars praise Him! Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men(Psalm 107:31). Oh, let us exalt Him together and praise His wonderful name.
Today's Proverbs reading was chapter 27. Verses 5 and 6 stood out to me. Naturally, I am a person who avoids confrontation. I would not have the boldness to confront someone as Paul confronted Peter(Galatians 2:11-13), but as I've gotten older-and hopefully wiser, I realize that love does the often hard task of confronting our brothers and sisters in Christ. Oftentimes, however, I see believers on the extremes of this. Some, remain silent, while others, in their zeal, end up wounding instead of bringing healing and reconciliation. Both are wrong. May God grant us the wisdom and grace in this area. If we are one the being corrected, may we receive the correction in humility, thanking God for His great love and the love of the saints. Oh, praise Him!