Hebrews 12:8-12

If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 “Make level paths for your feet,”[b] so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.


One response to “Hebrews 12:8-12

  1. Sin has its natural consequences from rebelling against the Father and His plan. I am trying to think of how we determine these natural consequences from the discipline of the Father intended to make us like Christ and allow us to share in the good of the Father.

    If we see no discipline in our lives, from God, or self imposed as restraint, then we can be sure that we are not truly sons of the Father but rather withered vines trying to plant ourselves into a tree that we don’t belong to.

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