"O Jehovah, Correct Me"

William V. Beasley
Boca Raton, Florida

Jeremiah prayed (Jer. 10:24) for correction from Jehovah. "O Jehovah, correct me, but in measure (judgment); not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing." All too often we pray for the good (in the sight of man) blessings of God, and forget to pray for or to be thankful for the blessings that are for our spiritual well being

What better prayer could we, as children of God, pray than for God to "correct" us that we might be well pleasing to Him? Our desire to please God should be such that we would even pray for His fatherly chastening (Study Heb. 12:5-13).

Better to be chastened of God as wayward children (to lead us to repentance) than to face the anger of a God of vengeance (Rom. 12:19; Heb. 10: 30) in the Day of Judgment.

November 4, 1971