Despising Discipline, Resenting Rebuke?

Proverbs 3:11, 12My 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. (NIV 1978)

My Musings – Usually we do despise it, crying out “God, why are You doing this to me?” Rather we should be asking, “God, what do You want me to learn from this?”

My Advice –  I trust that you do not despise your mom and me for the times we had to discipline you as you were growing up. You may not have liked it at the time, but perhaps now, you see them as acts of love. View God’s discipline the same way whenever it comes your way. His motives will be purer than ours ever were, and backed by a love that is even deeper than ours is.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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