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God Humbles Us

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May 29, 2017

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Deuteronomy 8:3,5-6,16

He humbles us so that we might know him. When God humbles us, He wants to draw us closer to Him. He wants us to depend on Him. 

Psalms 119:67 & 71 both give David’s view on how he was humbled by God and made better because of it. 

When we are humbled, we can get mad at and run from God or be thankful and draw closer to God. How will we react when God humbles us?

In verse 5 he says that he chastens us like a man chastens his son, so that we will keep his commandments. He does not chasten us because he wants to hurt us, he does so because he loves us. 

Proverbs 3:11-12 and Hebrews 12:5-6 teach the same. 

 

 

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