Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Hebrews 12:4-7,11-15; Ps 103 The Lord's kindness is everlasting to those who fear him; Mark 6:1-6

The words of the letter of Hebrews states the following, "Endure your trials as "discipline", God treats you as his sons.  For what son is there whom is father does not discipline?  At the time, all discipline seems a cause not for good but for pain, yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it."

 This is the same author who wrote about Jesus that he "learned obedience by what he suffered."

Jesus experienced the true power and freedom of obedience by the trials he endured.  Ultimately, obedience frees us from our self.  So does discipline that God invites into our life.

When we have troubles and before we throw ourselves a pity party we should ask how will this lead me to the peaceful fruit of righteousness that is that place or point in my journey to spiritual adulthood that I finally want what God wants.

This is the fruit of righteousness: to want what God wants.

We must be willing to train ourselves through self imposed trials but also those trial that come by the providential had of God.

Divine discipline is rooted in divine love.

In other words the author of the letter of Hebrews as he states the following, "In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees.  Make straight the path for your feet, that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed"  is really saying , "suck it up" or "man up".  You haven't done nothing yet.  So while you sit on your pitty potty go ahead and reach bag and pull the trigger on the flusher and move forward because you haven't been forged yet into the image of the true Son, Jesus.

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