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December 16, 2016 at 13:31
It hurts for a minute and then realization comes that He’s right.
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December 16, 2016 at 13:43
Hopefully that realization comes, Sue. Sadly, it’s not rapid in coming sometimes and we suffer for it.
December 16, 2016 at 13:37
Kids often think the discipline and instruction of a parent is uncomfortable until they realize it is for their own good. Same principle applies here I think.
December 16, 2016 at 13:45
I agree James, and we also need to remember….who do we chasten? Our OWN children, not other people’s. If we sin, and God leaves us be…we should be quite concerned. Thanks, brother and it’s great to see you around!
December 16, 2016 at 14:33
I am learning to appreciate it, because it means He loves me.
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December 16, 2016 at 14:34
And that you are actually His!
YES! That’s the blessing of it all! 😀
December 16, 2016 at 15:08
Good point, wally. It’s important to remember disciple and discipline are the same root word, so it means to teach. You don’t teach those who are unteachable, those who don’t belong to you, or those you don’t love.
That’s good to remember when it feels as if God is picking on you. Nope. He just loves you more than the others 🙂
December 16, 2016 at 15:28
Wow IB you get word study comment of the day for that one. I have heard that but never connected the dots that way
December 16, 2016 at 16:38
Here’s a thought: what do you consider to be Providential discipline? What’s the diff between conviction and condemnation? Thoughts?
December 16, 2016 at 17:12
Those are such good questions! One thing I do know, God convicts, it’s the enemy who condemns. In Christ there is no condemnation. God is all about restored relationship.
December 16, 2016 at 17:20
Amen! Just perfect, IB. That is so critical to remember, too. There is no condemnation for sure. We are free from the eternal penalty for past, present, and future transgressions.
Of course, that never means God won’t allow the natural course of our actions to unfold. Or that He won’t tweak us around to get us back in line, But as with any parent, the tweaking is not the objective, but the change in behavior. Well said, thanks.
December 17, 2016 at 18:00
Oh, so encouraging. He has already peeled away lots of the legalism, but more to learn!
December 16, 2016 at 17:17
Well…IB just nailed that answer rather perfectly I would say!
December 16, 2016 at 17:30
I’d like to use a a real example if I may, Dawn. Early on after I was saved, I felt God wanted me to work with young people. The only problem was, I didn’t really care for it that much. I took a young class, and there was parent drama, as there is sometimes. I stepped down over it. My wife even told me it was a bad idea, but I did it anyway. For over a year, nothing I did in church worked right…nothing. I finally got the point and came back. This time no drama…only blessings.
December 17, 2016 at 17:59
Ah, that really is a good example! And God is good to give us the wisdom to discern what’s going on in these cases. Thank you, brother!
December 17, 2016 at 02:51
To know its His chastisement makes going through it better, since we are aware of his purpose and end!
December 17, 2016 at 07:10
And His love…He only chastens those He loves, and who are His! Thanks brother Jim
December 17, 2016 at 18:02
And that His purpose and end are always good. Always.
December 17, 2016 at 20:17
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