Scripture Reference: Hebrews 12:1-11
REQUIRES THAT WE EMBRACE HIS LOVING DISCIPLINE
God gives grace to the humble but resists the proud
The humble heart recognizes the need
The humble heart receives
We will not embrace or receive what we do not think we need
v 4-11 - like a “parent training a child”
“train up as he should go” is at the heart of discipline
Discipline in the life of the believer is never judgment
Discipline is for a season
Discipline is for a purpose
Correction —> not rejection but correction
Corrective Punishment —> intentional pain as a result of our choice to sin
Prevention; Protection —> leading us in the best way
Maturity —> to mature us
EMBRACING HIS DISCIPLNE REQUIRES PERSPECTIVE
Our perspective begins in all things looking to Jesus ; setting your eyes on Jesus; following His example
What else is there worth looking at?
What else is there worth focusing on?
The benefit of the discipline is eternal. The discipline is temporal and for a time, but its rewards are eternal.
It matters; don’t take the Lord’s discipline lightly.
God will do whatever it takes to conform you to the image of His Son.
DISCIPLINE BRINGS PRODUCE (9-11)
It identifies you; the mark of a familial love; a father’s love
life —> those walking in complete obedience with God live the richest life
good —> the good He desires for us; His holiness
How is He disciplining you in your walk today?
What is He walking you through?
What is the purpose of that? What is His purpose?