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Proverbs of 37 yr old man

Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways. Yes, stripes that wound cleanse away evil; and strokes that reach the innermost parts. Folly is bound up in the heart of a child of God, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away. Strike him with a rod, and you will deliver his soul from Sheol. When a wound hurts, the bad part heals. So a whip punishes and removes evil behavior from a man. When a judge punishes a thief, the thief should learn not to steal. God sometimes punishes Christians. He does this because he loves us. He wants us to learn how to be holy. This verse also reminds us about Jesus. Before Jesus died, the soldiers whipped his back. They made him suffer greatly, although he had done nothing wrong. Then they placed nails through his hands and feet. The nails fixed him to the wooden cross where he died. Jesus suffered the punishment that we deserve for our evil deeds. He suffered because God loves us. God forgives us because Jesus suffered. We need simply to confess our evil deeds and to trust God. Because Jesus suffered our punishment, God removes our evil behavior. And because Jesus suffered our punishment, we can be friends of God. After the anguish of His soul, He will see the light of life and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant will justify many, and He will bear their iniquities.

Study 1 Peter 2:24

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