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Discipline is Painful

Hebrews 12:

4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”[a] 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children.

For what children are not disciplined by their father? 8 If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 “Make level paths for your feet,”[b] so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

PLEASE PRAY WITH ME: My most Holy Father, I praise you for your love and wisdom. I praise you for calling me your child. Lord, discipline is not a word I want to hear or undergo. But my Abba, as a parent I understand the need to be disciplined as I do the same with my children. I know your heart, it is full of love for me, the same way I know my heart is full of love for my children. And yet, Father, I know that every rebellious heart must be reminded of morality and responsibility so that we can make the right choices that are pleasing to you. Loving Father, please circumcise the arrogance and pride in me, enable my heart to become pliable so that I reflect your goodness, in words and in deeds. This is ask and receive in Jesus’ name. AMEN.

God Disciplines His Children — Please read Hebrews 12 : 4 - 12



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