Sunday, March 8, 2009

Being Disciplined

"For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights." (Proverbs 3:12 NKJV) Just like our parents when we were growing up, God disciplines us when we are "bad" and or make mistakes. He does this so we can get back on the right track and be led in the way that is best and most helpful, and healthful, for us. There are some parents that do not know how to discipline, and or think that is how to show one's love. But, the truth of the matter is that discipline builds character, teaches one right from wrong, and leads us in a more helpful, healthful way. It is a very loving thing to do. God wants the best for us, wants us to reach our full potential, and does NOT want us running ourselves off into a ditch somewhere. Therefore, He disciplines us and directs us in the way He wants us to go. This in turn brings us closer to Him, and to our eternal reward. God loves us and wants the best for us...and He wants to be with us for all eternity. So, the next time God disciplines you don't think of it as punishment, but as being refined, blessed, and how much God loves you. Love, Beau


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Very true. It is hard for many to agree with this but God does discipline.

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Great sermon! :o)

Princess said...

we enjoyed reading these encouraging words today