The people of God. Jacob and his descendants are never without the discipline [correction] of God. That correction shows, in fact, that they are the children of God. The same is true of those who are genuine Christians; those who have been regenerated through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ the Son of God, God the Son.
That correction is not for destruction, but a guided, blessed comfort, rest, peace which is indescribable by mere words. Let us hear from the prophet Jeremiah…
But fear not thou, O My servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. Fear thou not, O Jacob My servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished. Jeremiah 46:27-28 (KJV)
After giving a declaration from God of the demise of Egypt for their treatment of Jacob/Israel the LORD God gives a word of comfort to His people. Here we see that promise “Fear not…” once again. This fear not is for the people of God who are descendants of Jacob; yet we as Christians can rest in this promise as well, because we can get assurance from it that God does know how to deliver His people in all days and all ages.
Hear what Peter, the New Testament apostle of Jesus Christ wrote…
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished… 2 Peter 2:9
He is speaking of the deliverance of Lot from the destruction of Sodom, yet the word holds true for us all. We can trust God with our future. We can trust Him with our health. We can trust Him with our finances – but that does not give us license for frivolous spending or waste. Frivolousness in anything will be judged. Be wise.
For the child of God; He does not correct for destruction, but for deliverance, freedom, rest, comfort and peace. Find rest, forgiveness and peace with God through Jesus Christ His Son who died on the cross as the atonement for our sin, was buried, and bodily arose from that grave; and is forever alive giving us fellowship with God.