McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Lev 15, Ps 18, Pr 29, 2 Thes 3
For you equipped me with strength for the battle; (Psalm 18:39a)
This Psalm is about David as he reflects on the victory David gave him against Saul. While it has this particular context, it is fitting for us today, particularly in the battle against Satan and the spiritual forces of evil that stand against the gospel.
He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,
will suddenly be broken beyond healing. (Pr 29:1)
My first thought from this Proverb is to be wary as a parent of the response of our children when disciplining them. We do not want to do it to the point of being beyond healing. “Do not provoke your children to anger”, Paul writes. As I read it again, I read it as a warning to us about not stiffening our neck when reproof comes, lest we find ourselves broken and beyond healing.