Sunday, September 26, 2021


In the book of Hebrews chapter 12 verse 9 - 11, the scriptures contrast the good discipline we got from our earthly fathers that we benefitted from with the perfect discipline with which the Lord our God  corrects us for our good.

The passage goes like this:

Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? 

For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.

All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. -Hebrews 12 verse 9 -11.

Our earthly fathers, being limited, corrected us as best they knew how to our gain but God, knowing all things,  disciplines us with precision and we benefit eternally from it.

Let us cheerfully and humbly accept the discipline of our Lord and God for even though we may find it hard to withstand, we are the beneficiaries of His work in us and we are brought into righteousness and peace.


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