Apostle Grace Lubega
Psalms 141:5(KJV); Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
Rebuke is a kindness!
The Psalmist in our theme scripture further reveals that such reproof is an excellent oil.
What an attitude! What a perspective on chastisement!
It is kindness for God to rebuke you or to be rebuked by a spiritual authority.
More than that, you increase and excel in the anointing [the oil] by reason of it.
Yes, no chastisement is pleasant for the moment that it lasts but how about you look at it as an addition to you and not a subtraction?
How about you see it through the eyes of God, as kindness, as an opportunity to multiply in the things of the Spirit?
Christians who do not see chastisement in this light sometimes walk away from the gospel.
Christians who see rebuke in this light grow in the things of God.
May you embrace this wisdom.
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 12:6-8, Hebrews 12:11
It is kindness for God to rebuke you or to be rebuked by a spiritual authority. More than that, you increase and excel in the anointing [the oil] by reason of it.
PRAYER: My loving father, I thank you so much for this wisdom. I heed to counsel from spiritual authorities and take rebuke in the wisdom of one who knows that it grows me. My spirit is receptive to chastisement because I understand that it is founded on love. By this knowledge I grow and flourish in the courts of the Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.