23Repent at my rebuke!Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,I will make known to you,my teachings.24But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out hand,25since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke,26I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you;I will mock when calamity overtakes you 27when calamity overtakes you like a storm,when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,when distress and trouble overwhelm you, 28“ Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me,29since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.
1: 23-28 God gladly pours out his heart and makes known his thoughts to us. To receive his words, however, we must be willing to listen. Not paying attention to God, refusing to listen to him, ignoring his advice, and rejecting his correction are all evidences of pride. Pride is thinking more highly of our own ideas and courses of action than God’s. If we think that we know better than God or that we have no need of his direction, we are showing that foolish pride has a grip on our hearts. And pride is so dangerous because it hardens our hearts against the only one who can help us see what is really true and help us live in a way that is truly free.
Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and make sure when you sin and God chastises you , that you REPENT!! and here God and put alll pride aside and humbly take your rebuking and chastening!!
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