Accept Discipline

As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.

(Hebrews 12:7, 11 NLT)

I remember the discipline I received from my father as a child. It wasn’t pleasant, but it definitely paid off. As an adult, I’m still being disciplined, this time by my heavenly Father. Even though it’s not something that I look forward to, I must admit that when received submissively, it’s always been wholesome and beneficial. In fact, there are times when I really need it. Of course, I wish I could do without it but that wouldn’t help me become the person God wants me to be. I’m sure that my father didn’t like to discipline me, but if he hadn’t, I would have continued to misbehave. Similarly, if God doesn’t discipline me, I’ll continue to sin. Therefore, the best thing to do is to accept His discipline.

Like any loving father, God disciplines us for our good.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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