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Psalm 6:1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
Psalm 6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
Psalm 6:3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
Psalm 6:4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.
Psalm 6:5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
Psalm 6:6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
Psalm 6:7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
Psalm 6:8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
Psalm 6:9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
Psalm 6:10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
Discipline is unavoidable for the child of God. God’s discipline is a demonstration of divine love. See Hebrews 12: 4 – 11:
Hebrews 12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
Hebrews 12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Hebrews 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Hebrews 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
Heb rews12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Heb rews12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
The purpose of God’s discipline is not to crush us, but to create a right heart within us.
What we think is God’s discipline is often the natural results of our own actions, rather than God having to act.
God uses people to discipline us, even unbelievers.
See Israel and Judah in the Old Testament—one of God’s repeated judgments was to use heathen nations to judge them. Especially if you read the book of Judges you see the cycle repeated over and over. God’s people fall into idolatry and God raises up a heathen nation that begins to hurt them in so many ways. The people begin to repent and cry for mercy and God raises up a judge who leads a revival and brings about some relief from judgment. God’s people begin to live righteous lives, but soon, the cycle begins again.
Assyria and Babylon were heathen nations used to bring about the exile of God’s people when they continued in idolatry, perversion of justice, and oppression of the poor.
Discipline is not a delight for God or for us.
Whatever was going on in David’s Life in Psalm 6, he was already asking God for mercy. He already felt like it had been enough.
David never suggests that he deserves God’s mercy. Rather, he is expectant because of God’s unfailing love. He believes he can expect mercy simply because God loved him dearly.
David felt as if he was going to die.
Children often feel the same way:
Proverbs 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
Proverbs 23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
God’s discipline, like that of a loving father, is designed to deliver us from destructive behavior.
David was ready for his period of discipline to be complete.
Our children are always ready for the punishment to be complete. However, as parents, we have to gauge their response to discipline carefully and determine to the best of our ability whether they have come to a change in behavior and/or attitude, or whether they are chafing under the discipline. God is better at this than we are since he sees and discerns the attitude of the inward man.
We may THINK we are ready for discipline to end, but God knows the right time to bring about the end of a time of discipline. Remember the Lord knows our heart better than we do.
The basis of David’s opinion, (that his discipline should be over) was his own pain and suffering. God’s goal is a permanent change of heart, and our weeping often is not godly sorrow. Weeping is not necessarily a sign of a change of heart. A broken heart does not always demonstrate a contrite and repentant heart. Sometimes we are more sorry for the consequences of our sins than we are for the wrong we have done.
God accepts David’s prayer because his heart has changed, not because he is heart- broken.
There is a point where God comforts us with the knowledge that he has heard our prayer and Help is on the Way. It is so comforting when the Holy Spirit encourages us and we feel lifted up.
We change when we submit to God. We begin to feel lifted up when we turn from our sinful ways and submit to God.
God has a way of reversing our situation, but that change always begins with our own personal change of heart and taking steps to remove ourselves from personal sins.
Our Father knows when we are truly repentive. He knows our hearts better than we do. As us as parents our father would rather not have to punish us, but knows it is neccesary. He knows to let a child to their own folly is dangerous and ill cause death to that child. He tells us to spare the rod is to hate that child.
I am sure we have all seen children who are allowed to do whatever they want, there is no enjoyment in that child. Children like them are more like animals destructive, rude, intolerable. I as a Mother would be heartbroken to know people are thinking this of my child.
The Lord gives us children to raise properly and that is what we must do.
A CHRISTIAN HOME
O Christian home, you humble place,
Where God’s own kingdom grows, by grace,
With Christ himself as head—
In you live bold and steadfast men
And wives who guard their hearts from sin
As both by Christ are led.
In you a man may love his bride
Enough to be her guard and guide,
And rule with tender heart.
And wives will gladly work in you
To aid the good their husbands do—
Delighted in their part.
For Christian homes have jobs for all.
If one’s undone, the house may fall,
Though be it help or head.
And there a child will know his place:
The seed of Abrah’m, marked for grace,
And loved, as our Lord said:
“For such do fill the Land of God,”
Where we’ll need no firm words, no rod
To put us in our place.
There husbands, wives, sons, daughters we
Like children safe at home will be,
For we are called by grace.
Love and Prayers