Psalms 94:12-13 HCSB
Father thank You for not making this easy, as I wouldn’t appreciate all that I am and all that I have if it weren’t for my experiences and Your loving discipline. I’m humbly grateful Father. Amen.
The child who is spoiled and never disciplined is the one who grows entitled to believe that all they want is theirs for the taking. A parent’s discipline is love. Whether through fear, disappointment or anger, the discipline followed by a teaching lesson, is one that a parent gives when they want their child to know and do better.
The same is true of domestic and wild animals. Watch them with their children. They too will discipline, correct, and protect their young. We learn this from our relationship with God.
Imagine if God gave us everything we asked for when we asked for it. There would be no law and order, no consequences, and no valuable lessons to be learned. We would actually be beneath the animals He entrusted us to govern.
We need structure in our lives. We learn from our experiences what to do or what to avoid, we learn the how and why, and we learn that all actions have a consequence attached.
Even in our pain let’s look for the lesson and the blessing. It may be in our heartache that a blessing comes for others. As Jesus sacrificed for us, what will we ultimately sacrifice for others?
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