Hebrews 12:4-7 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children. My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou are rebuked of Him: for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not.
Why are we as children of God, chastened and/or disciplined? Because is it part of the educational process by which we as believers are fitted to share God’s holiness. It is proof of a genuine love relationship between us and our Heavenly Father. It helps in training us to be obedient. Most importantly, it produces the fruit of righteousness in our lives. Without holiness in life, we cannot see the Lord.
Lord, we ask that you grant us Godly discipline so that your will may be accomplished in our lives. Give us the will and the determination to contend for this Lord. We ask it in Jesus name. Amen.
In His Service,
Minister Kathy Thomas