Saturday, July 26, 2008

“What about him?” attitude - Pitfall #5

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Pitfall #5: We do not understand the Lord’s discipline.
“For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives” (Hebrews 12:6). If you are in difficult trials, it’s not because God hates you or is being mean to you. He actually loves you dearly. If you are a believer, you are His child and He will discipline you. God’s goal in disciplining us is to destroy the sin in our lives and “that we may share his holiness” (Hebrews 12:10). “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:11). So, don’t look around at others and get discouraged because you don’t see them being disciplined as you are. Look to Jesus…You’re becoming more like Him!

1 comment:

Mez said...

AH! So my family and I have been doing this Beth Moore bible study on Daniel, and this past week God has been speaking to me through Psalm 119 and Daniel 4 JUST THIS! About His discipline and chastising those He loves! LOVE it when He teaches many people the same things and we can all learn together! It's like we're not thousands of miles apart but in the same room. :) This is so encouraging!