SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
Scripture: Deuteronomy 8:4-6
The first major principle for building a supernatural life with God is living by every word that proceeds out of His mouth. The second major principle is that God is a Corrector of man, He uses circumstances to do His molding and shaping and He calls it chastening. Chastening produces the fear of the Lord. Without chastening, Hebrews says, we are illegitimate. But with the chastening of God comes the fear of God. How much fear of God is in the American church? If there is not much, then I suspect the church has undergone little chastening. Is that about to change? How much chastening is on America as a nation? The 9/11 bombings came. Hurricane Sandy struck. I would consider that adversity. But the church and the nation did not respond to those circumstances with the fear of the Lord. And as a result, I suspect the chastening and adversity will not only continue but increase. It is time to recognize chastening when it comes.