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Discipline. It’s never easy.

Posted on 4/16/2016 by Greg Yoder

Are you the disciplinarian in your family? My guess is you have to be at some point in time. I seem to be the guy in my family. Almost every time I have to do something punitive to discipline, I feel terrible. Whether I’m taking away privileges, using reality discipline, or corporal punishment, I always seem to come away from it feeling beaten up and the bad guy. How does God feel about discipline? The author of Hebrews says discipline is God treating us as sons: “For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?” (12:7 ESV). It goes on to say that if you’re not disciplined, you’re illegitimate. When you face the need to discipline your child, remember you’re reminding them whose they are. Hopefully, they’ll see Whose YOU are by the way you do it.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.

Suggested Reading: Hebrews 12:7-8, 2 Timothy 3:3

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