My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
Discipline can sometimes be confused with punishment.
The lazy and sinful part of us wants no boundaries, even if they are good, and no direction because it might conflict with what we want to do.
But the Lord disciplines out of love to bless us. It is a sign of his delight. Why?
Because he is not content to leave us unchanged, unmotivated, and disinterested. He wants to move us closer to our goal: Jesus!
Father God, I may not like disciple, but I know deep down that your discipline is for my good and my spiritual blessing. Please help me better know and use the situations in my life to become more like Jesus. Amen.
For more daily inspiration visit the Bible Time Fun Facebook page