The Wise Accept Constructive Criticism

Yesterday morning my alarm clock rang at 2:30 am and we did like what Peter and six of the remaining disciples did,

John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

Our fishing trip ended up almost like theirs did in the end. We had a “GREAT CATCH.” I used a phrase yesterday that I hadn’t used in a long time, it was “Too Many To Count.” I wish I would have counted all the fish we caught because I wouldn’t have been at all surprised to find out that the total was 153 but I don’t know that. My wife, sister-in-law and I filled my two ice chests, a 96 quart, and a 70 quart and the live well of my boat with catfish by 11am. They were from about 2 pounds and up and quite a few were about 10 or 12 pounds.

Anyway I forgot to turn off my phone alarm and this morning at 2:30 am my alarm went off again. It is the four different sounds of trumpets blown at the feast of trumpets and signals used to get the Israelites attention and know it’s meaning. So after that I had a little trouble staying asleep.

A phrase from a verse in the Book of Isaiah 53:5 kept coming to mind, “the chastisement of our peace was upon him;” Over and over I kept having that verse play in my mind so when I got up I read all 3 daily Bible verse I follow each day. Then I began reading in Isaiah 53 and located the exact verse and read it few times I decided to find the commentaries to get a better understanding of it because I really wasn’t sure. These are today’s 3 daily Bible verses first.

From You Version – The ear that hears the rebukes of life Will abide among the wise.
Proverbs 15:31 NKJV


From Tecarta – Proverbs 13:20 KJV
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

From My Daily Bible – ” Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:17 NKJV)

Now from Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Now here are what some commentaries have to say about just that portion of Isaiah 55:3 concerning “the chastisement of our peace was upon him,”

Ellicott’s Commentary for English Readers
The chastisement of our peace—i.e., the punishment which leads to peace, that word including, as elsewhere, every form of blessing. (Comp. the “reproof of life” in Proverbs 15:31.) In Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 5:8-9, we have the thought which is the complement of this, that the chastisement was also an essential condition of the perfection of the sufferer.

Barnes’ Notes on the Bible
The chastisement of our peaceThat is, the chastisement by which our peace is effected or secured was laid upon him; or, he took it upon himself,’ and bore it, in order that we might have peace. Each word here is exceedingly important, in order to a proper estimate of the nature of the work performed by the Redeemer. The word ‘chastisement’ (מוּסר mûsâr), properly denotes the correction, chastisement, or punishment inflicted by parents on their children, designed to amend their faults Proverbs 22:15; Proverbs 23:13. It is applied also to the discipline and authority of kings Job 22:18; and to the discipline or correction of God Job 5:17; Hosea 5:2. Sometimes it means admonition or instruction, such as parents give to children, or God to human beings. It is well rendered by the Septuagint by Παιδεία Paideia; by Jerome, Disciplina. The word does not of necessity denote punishment, though it is often used in that sense.

It is properly that which corrects, whether it be by admonition, counsel, punishment, or suffering. Here it cannot properly mean punishment – for there is no punishment where there is no guilt, and the Redeemer had done no sin; but it means that he took upon himself the sufferings which would secure the peace of those for whom he died – those which, if they could have been endured by themselves, would have effected their peace with God. The word peace means evidently their peace with God; reconciliation with their Creator. The work of religion in the soul is often represented as peace; and the Redeemer is spoken of as the great agent by whom that is secured. ‘For he is our peace‘ (Ephesians 2:14-15, Ephesians 2:17; compare Acts 10:36; Romans 5:1; Romans 10:15). The phrase ‘upon him,’ means that the burden by which the peace of people was effected was laid upon him, and that he bore it. It is parallel with the expressions which speak of his bearing it, carrying it, etc. And the sense of the whole is, that he endured the sorrows, whatever they were, which were needful to secure our peace with God.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
chastisementliterally, the correction inflicted by a parent on children for their good (Heb 12:5-8, 10, 11). Not punishment strictly; for this can have place only where there is guilt, which He had not; but He took on Himself the chastisement whereby the peace (reconciliation with our Father; Ro 5:1; Eph 2:14, 15, 17) of the children of God was to be effected (Heb 2:14).

upon him—as a burden; parallel to “hath borne” and “carried.”

Matthew Poole’s Commentary — The chastisement of our peace; those punishments by which our peace, i.e. our reconciliation to God, and salvation, or happiness, was to be purchased.

Was upon him; was laid upon him by God’s justice with his own consent.

Jesus told us that it was better that He would go to the Father and then send the Comforter,

John 14:26-27 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

I believe the Holy Spirit or His ministering Spirits, knowing what the daily Bible verses for today would be about, prepared my mind to desire to learn more about what that portion of Isaiah 53:5 is really about. I’m not a Bible scholar or theologian and have a lot to learn about the Word of God but I have an excellent teacher who leads and guide me into “all truth.”

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Do you really want to know what it is to have true peace in your life? Seek Almighty Father God through His ONLY Begotten Son, Yeshua – Jesus. He WILL send His Holy Spirit and His Ministering Spirits to confirm to you that He IS Leading you like a Father leads His child. It even means that at times He WILL “chastise, rebuke, and walk with” you to confirm to you that you are His Child and He WANTS to be a Father to you. Peace “with God” can come from the confirmations that He has lead you to understand His Word as a Father leads his child and even in “Chastisements of Love” done in Love, NOT to just make you fell guilty like the enemy does. If you ever wonder if God knows you personally and cares about your personal needs, joys and desires just ask Him from a sincere and humble heart remembering that He ALONE IS God and acknowledging that you aren’t.

God doesn’t need your money, your talents, or the best of your intentions. God wants mainly one thing from any of us and if He had that, He will have everything else automatically. God wants your entire heart without reservation of any kind. I truly believe that WILL let anyone find Him that seeks Him with All their being from a humble heart.

Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?

Jesus Is The Aleph & The Tav, The Alpha & The Omega, The First & The Last

א ת  Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω  א ת Jesus Α Ω

2 thoughts on “The Wise Accept Constructive Criticism

  1. Hi! I know this is sort of off-topic but I needed to ask.

    Does operating a well-established blog such as yours take a large amount of work?

    I am brand new to blogging however I do write in my journal every day.
    I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my experience and feelings online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for
    new aspiring blog owners. Thankyou!


    1. Sorry for approving and getting around to replying this late. Your comment was in the spam folder that I don’t check much. If I were you, I’d just sign up to get a blog site like I did and begin writing. For about 2 years I was texting about 25 friends and family members with nuggets of understanding I was getting by studying the Word of God. I am not a “writer” but I love sharing the Goodness of God that is found in His Word. There is noting more important than knowing the Word of God for yourself apart from knowing Yeshua Jesus – The Word of God made flesh. My greatest desire in writing about God is to spark an interest in the reader of my blog to dive wholeheartedly into the Bible and meet and understand as much as is humanly possible our Great and Dear Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, Teacher and Guide.


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