[QTVOTD] Accepting punishment…

“I will bear the indignation of the Lord because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my cause and executes judgment for me. He will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold His righteous deliverance. Then my enemy will see it, and shame will cover her who said to me, Where is the Lord your God? My eyes will see my desire upon her; now she will be trodden down as the mire of the streets.” Micah 7:9-10 ->me: As a Christian I think this justly represents my life before God. As Paul tells us of his own struggles in Romans 7; I battle with sin in my earthly and fleshly mind/body before the Lord returns to glorify my soul and form. I must acknowledge and accept the earthly consequences of my actions. If I am truly repentant then I will accept the punishment of my iniquity. If I just murmured at God in response to my punishment then I would not yet know my guilt; it could be argued whether I have the conviction of the Holy Spirit within me. So through the strength of the Lord alone I will press against the temptation to sin…to make choices counter to His will for me. Then He will bring forth into the light of both temporal and spiritual redemption. I love this thought that ‘then my enemy will see it”, see my redemption through conviction and repentance.

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