Jeremiah 46: 28
“But I will not make a complete end of you.
I will rightly correct you,
For I will not leave you wholly unpunished.” (NKJV)
Corrections. We don’t like them. It means we have to change. It means you don’t like me the way I am. It means I have to appeal to you by changing something in me or something I do. So what if you are my loved one? What if you are my parent? What if you are my best friend? Corrections. I still don’t like them.
Goodies. We all like them. The surprise gift on Valentine’s day. The chocolate my brother shared with me. He didn’t have to but he still did. My first bicycle. My first walkman. Permission to take the car to the movies with my friends. I love my parents. That extra money this month. The discount at the store. Goodies. We all love them.
Perfect people don’t need corrections. Imperfect people do.
Tomorrow when you wake up in the morning and go to the wash room to brush your teeth, try this exercise. Can you stare at yourself in the mirror? Yea…just look at yourself. Take note of yourself. Notice your scraggy hair. (Maybe you are bald!) Notice your stretchy, dry skin. The yellow teeth. That gooey stuff outside your eyes. The foamy toothpaste in your mouth peeping out from the corners. And then ask yourself – am I perfect? This is not a sight for perfect people.
Corrections. I still don’t like them.
True. God does not like them either. But the Potter knows what the right vessel will look like. Heaven’s Composer knows the perfect melody you can be. The Painter knows how the masterpiece will look like – you. And He wants you to be perfect. We are built to be perfect. But somewhere along the line, we tend to miss the points, we get distracted and we lose sight of what it means to be perfect. That is when God stirs you back.
Corrections. I don’t like them, Lord! But if You think it will make me perfect, I will obey. I will surrender.
Daily Bible Reading: Genesis 41-42 (Old Testament), Matthew 12: 1 – 23 (New Testament). (Click here to read)
(This plan is a yearly plan where you can read the full Bible in a single year.)