“The word itself doesn’t sound very kind. But it is. Rebuke is meant to help you see yourself with accuracy.” – Ted Tripp
Looking at myself with accurate eyes can be painful. And ugly.
But this week the Lord is guiding me through the mucky waters of my inner self; reviewing the attitudes and intentions of my heart with sober judgement. And He’s revealing hidden sin. Still.
For by the grace given me, I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment. Romans 12:3
I am not feeling condemnation. But, instead, love and freedom.
Do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves. Hebrews 12:6
It is grace in my life that the Lord allows me to see my sin. It is grace that He doesn’t leave me to myself…. to self destruct. But he rescues me, heals me and calls me His own.
He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His Holiness. Hebrews 12:10b
Read that again.
He wants me to share in His holiness. Me?
“Anytime your Lord opens your eyes to see evil for what it is and anytime he exposes your self sufficiency for what it is, he is wrapping arms of faithful redemptive love around you. Love warns, love rebukes.” – T. Tripp
If examining yourself with sober judgement, what would the Lord open your eyes to see?
Let us share in His holiness today.