It Shall Be A Kindness

“Let the righteous strike me;
It shall be a kindness.
And let him reprove me;
It shall be as excellent oil;
Let my head not refuse it.”  Psalm 141:5

Ben Nelson – http://anotherredletterday.wordpress.com – did a great series on righteous judgement.

Lord, help me to not run away from righteous reproof.   And here’s a simple poem . . .

Righteous Reproof

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Oh Lord let me be
secure enough in You

to understand the benefit
of righteous reproof

to let it do the work
that it was sent to

to be a kindness
that I mustn’t refuse.

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27 Comments

  1. Whew, just in time to sneak into church. Righteous reproof–we know we’re getting somewhere, when we can begin to accept, even welcome it. God bless you BIG–Have a trust-in-Him Tuesday. love, sis

  2. one way to know He loves us is by His righteous discipline. Hebrews 12 tells us that.

  3. Wow Deb. thank you for the shout out!
    I am thinking this is my prayer today for sure!
    Amen

  4. What a blessing it is to know our Lord loves us so much that He will chasten us to keep us close to HIm! Great subject Deb, thanks.

  5. Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  6. Amen and Amen!

  7. crx to link – http://anotherredletterday.com (i am shameless – sorry)

  8. very good Debbie

  9. to come to a place in our life where we can be greatful for reproof is a place of great peace… blessed is the man that taketh not offense… to be able to learn and receive God’s messengers as being life for us, strength to us,healing and a making us more into the image of His Beloved Son. Such a gift

  10. “Let the righteous strike me;
    It shall be a kindness…”

    Notice how the scripture does not say anything about a gentle reproof or a soft, loving, well thought out admonishment. It uses the word “strike,” which means “smite with a hammer.” So, if we think someone has been too harsh in his rebuke to us, maybe we need to grow up. (Note to self: please pay attention to the above words, which I might add, are yours.)

    Today, your post deserves the “Ouch! It hurts but it’s still good” award. Wait a second. Maybe Aub needs a dog, one of those face licking, tail wagging, chair chewing, cat chasing, upset everyone’s life daily animals we all love…most of the time.

  11. Thank you for correcting that! You got me laughing about shameless. No way . .I want to get it right! 🙂 God bless you, Mr. Ben, and thank you for the special way you teach us!

  12. That’s a great observation. I was reading in Proverbs how a wise person embraces reproof. Thanks.

  13. I really appreciate your poem, my friend.
    As I read the passage, I can apply it to how I receive reproof (as you did) but not, in my mind, to how I deliver reproof.
    Thinking of verses like I Thes 5:14: “And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”
    I think we (believers) sometimes get stuck on the WARN and miss the encourage, help and be patient.

  14. Now you come on in, with your head held high! I’ve saved you a nice seat up front . .because that’s where I have to be in order to see. 🙂 I think I’m not quite there yet, not like David, so it pinches. But I know it’s good for me. Praying I can keep getting better to the point of welcoming it! Love you and God bless you!

  15. Thank you for reminding me of that, Pastor Bill. Now to toss those ‘feelings’ and grasp onto the truth. God bless you!

  16. I want to stay close to Him, Pastor Rob, so that is a great motivation to accept that reproof! Thank you and God bless you!

  17. Thank you and God bless you!

  18. God bless you bunches!

  19. Thinking of you and Al, Terry, and praying too! God bless you!

  20. Not so sure I’m there yet, sweet faith filled fisher lady, but I pray to be . ..especially after the way you described it! Hope to get to your beautiful blog soon! Thank you and God bless you!

  21. Noting the “maybe we need to grow up” note too, Mr. Larry! If I want to grow, I’ll learn this. And I want to grow. 🙂
    God bless you and yours and award you with mercy too , today.
    p.s. Dad said , “no more dogs”. We will just have to visit and borrow other people’s. 🙂

  22. Yes, I can definitely see how if we were wise, we wouldn’t run from it! Thank you Keith and God bless you!

  23. Hi gracious one! 🙂 Praying for your sweet ones tonight, and you. Thank you for bringing that 1 Thes. verse, that says much more than just “warn”. Love you and God bless you!

  24. The blessings of the Lord make one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22.
    How true that reproof is a blessing from God, and when we accept His reproof and act on it, we are blessed indeed, with no sorrow, but an abundance of joy.
    Thanks for the reminder Debbie.

  25. I love the way you put it better, mentor Angela .. that He makes us rich with these reproofs and adds no sorrow with it. Thank you and God bless you!!!

  26. Oh Deb, this one brings much personal conviction. I accept reproof when I come across it in the Bible…when I am all alone, but I do not like reproof when it comes directly from someone to me..This is a weakness in me. I am praying that the Lord will help me to change.

    Love,
    Theresa

  27. Dear wonderful woman of the Word . ..I am usually crushed initially. It takes me awhile to see what God is doing in it. I know I need it and am glad that He sends it, but sometimes He must have to back me into a corner because I would want to avoid it!
    Love you and God bless you! Your transparency is such a blessing!


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