Rod of Men

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Rod of men

2 Sam 7:14 reads, “I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the stripes of the children of men.”

God spoke to David through Nathan that, if one of his offspring that is going to be king commits sin, that he is going to be punished through men and great nations.

Judges 2:3 also says, “Therefore, I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

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God told them to throw down the altars of Canaanites that they should not make any covenant with the inhabitants when they possess the land. The Israelites did not obey the voice of the Lord, because of this. He told them that they will be as thorns in their sides. After this, God sold them into the hands of many kings (Judges 4:2; 3:8). But thank God, He raised judges to deliver them.

When David committed adultery, he repented through the ministry of Nathan but he was still punished by God using unbelievers (2 Sam. 12:10 – 14).

Heb 12:6 says, “For whom the Lord loves, he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives. Whenever any of His true children commits sin, punishment is always doled out; that is the reason Jesus was chastised by men and was beaten with their stripes just because of the sins of the whole world.

Therefore, if you are a child of God, be careful; because, if you go against His will, He will chastise you by the rod of men. Christians are always in trouble mainly because of sins except in some cases, when your faith is being tested.

The people of the World have no power over our destiny. It is sin that exposes us to danger by providing access for the enemies to have their way in our life.


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