January 14, 2016
One area of my walk has included discipline… It is not something I necessarily like to share or marvel at, simply, correction is not easy…plain and simple. According to Scripture, “For the Lord corrects and disciplines everyone whom He loves…” This simple statement I really honestly did not understand until recently. Most may respond, ‘of course we are disciplined.’ However, it is understanding the relationship side where I am in awe. You see, Jesus said Himself those whom He loves He will rebuke and discipline…(Rev. 3:19). With this in mind, it is important to rejoice that our Lord and Savior loves us enough to correct us. For those who do not receive correction, will not understand His love and foresight. Are we to question discipline? Is the Creator of Heaven and Earth not Sovereign? For His Hand will guide each follower accordingly, and those who walk in their own rebellion will surely know His guidance proves correct. My prayer is for those who do not ‘receive’ correction. As our Holy Lord will not be mocked, and yet, those who submit and seek His ways know His path will always lead to flowing rivers of His peace.
Hebrews 12:6 “For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”