Tough Love

God will sometimes use or allow the unconventional to wake us or shake us up. For some it may be the consequences of our own doing (outside of God's authority) or perhaps troubles of various kinds. It matters not though. What's dynamic about the process is that we hopefully end up changed and transformed.

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

I am certain that God was the first to initiate tough love -- discipline that's motivated by love.

God Disciplines His Sons

Albeit a painful process of cleansing and purging, remember that we are called to be vessels of honor, holy, and useful to God.

"In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work." 2 Timothy 2:20-21
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