As I pull together my thoughts/notes for Sunday, March 2 (Isaiah 28-33 and God’s chastening nature), it is accompanied by a glaring passage in Hebrews 12 that echoes and reinforces what Isaiah is saying: God always brings out the best in his kids! Sure, in the moment it doesn’t seem like he’s trying to bring out the best in us, but it really is his end goal! He hasn; forgotten about us and he isn’t mad at us; he is simply producing in us what is needed most: the character of Christ. In fact, that kind of “discipline” is proof-positive we are his kids!
Here’s a thought…Know why he is intent on bringing out the best in us? So that we can be most used for his ultimate and sovereign purpose! So even in his chastening nature, God is eyeing the future and working towards his goal of ultimate glory!