Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Disciplining (Discipling) The Sons

Job 5:
17  "Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.
18  For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal.

Proverbs 3:
11  My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline or be weary of his reproof,
12  for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

Hebrews 12:
5  And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.
6  For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives."
7  It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
8  If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
9  Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
10  For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.
11  For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

1Cor 11:32  But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

Rev 3:19  Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

The Father disciplines (disciples) those whom He loves.God’s discipline is not His wrath. It is not a “punishment”. It is His reproof and correction. His primary means of disciplining is through His Word and in addition, many times, through our circumstances. To be corrected by the Lord in this life is a good thing and is a mercy granted only to His true children. It produces the fruit in our lives that He has chosen us to produce. It is the pruning of the vine by the vinedresser.

2Timothy 3:
16  All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
17  that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.(the peaceful fruit of righteousness;Eph2:10)

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