Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 26, 2013

I didn't say, "punishment," but discipline.

Endure hardship as discipline.  God is treating you as his children.  For what children are not disciplined by their father....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.
                                                       --Hebrews 12:7,11 TNIV
Sobering words.  Discipline is the stuff that helps us be the people we claim we want to be: followers of Christ.  But can't we have the fruit of faithfulness without the unpleasantness?  Apparently not.

Hey...I think these words are for me too!
Dale Patterson