5 For his
anger ['aph] endureth but a moment [rega`]; in his favour [ratsown] is life [chay]: weeping [Bakiy] may endure
[luwn] for a night [`ereb], but joy [rinnah] cometh in
the morning [boqer]. KJV-Interlinear
5 For His
anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for
the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning. NASB
Anger, ‘aph,’ represents the nose or nostrils that are enhanced due to the heavy breathing of elevated emotions of irritation or annoyance, and hence represents the controlled emotions of discipline that occur and then subside quickly.
And, unlike people who hold grudges forever, or want huge punishments for insignificant errors, God holds no grudges and makes the penalty fit the transgression, and furthermore, when the discipline is over, then the whole matter ends.
You are never punished for your errors of years or decades ago. Unless of course you continue day after day and year after year in those same bad habits. But then, the discipline is not for old errors but the pattern of errors that don’t seem to change. If you have errors from long ago and have changed your ways, then those errors are irrelevant as far as God is concerned.
But realize that some errors do follow you all of your life, such as cancer that is developed from smoking or drinking and such examples. But again, these are errors of the world, and not of the spiritual life. You can still have blessings even when you have cancer and so forth. Your spiritual status determines your blessings.
Gods favor is life, or the blessings that result from your adherence to life, and specifically your spiritual life. Blessings come to you as a result of the proper function of your spiritual life. More residence within the fellowship sphere, means more blessings. Residence out of fellowship means no blessing function.
The night is typically associated with darkness, sorrow, pain, evil and such.
Light or morning is typically associated with a new beginning, or the cessation of pain and suffering.
And so even though suffering may come along in the life, it will come to an end. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak.
But of course, all of this depends entirely on your spiritual life. If you pursue God, Christ, and doctrine correctly, then all of these things will fall into place as God deems best for you.
None of us are exempt from problems. This is the devils world, but doctrine and the spiritual life help to elevate us up, out of, and separate us from, the problems of the world, especially their permanent aspects.
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