Once we surrender ourselves into God’s hands, we accept His authority, discipline, training and nurturing. We begin a lifelong process of being transformed into the glorious image of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 3:5, 6; “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (KJV, “direct thy paths…”)
The Hebrew word for direct means to do good, do right, be straight, make smooth, and to be evenly hammered, from the base meaning of straightening out a crooked object.
Most certainly we come to Jesus crooked, twisted, and rough on the edges. We come lost in darkness and without hope of eternal life. (See Psalm 51:5) However, God being rich in mercy receives us through the sacrifice of Jesus and patiently and skillfully “hammers” out the corruption and flesh so prevalent in our hearts. Paul was certainly saved but he said "I die daily." (1 Corinthians 15:31)
Remember, God “...disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness." (Hebrews 12:10)
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