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For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you.” (Psalm 50:17, ESV)

Well you made.  The week is nearing an end.  How did you do this week?  Stop take time, reflect with God, and let Him speak into your life today.

Everyone hates discipline as children and even more as adults.  Discipline means we have done something wrong, will pay the consequences, and may need to make amends.  Even in an accident someone is in the wrong.  We hate to be wrong.  Being wrong strikes at our sense of self, wounds our pride, and crushes our ego. 

Another factor in rejecting discipline or wrong is that the person administering justice is no better than we are.  They make mistakes, they are prone to doing wrong and they are prone to, shall we say it, sin.  Then comes the statement, “So, who gives them the right to judge me.”

This is true in a sense though in most cases those who judge and discipline, parents, teachers, law enforcement, and judges do so in setting  aside all bias and administer discipline in concern to help.  Try as they might they are still prone to human errors.

None of this applies to the discipline God brings in our lives.  God is perfect, holy, loving, and kind.  He wants the best for us and will discipline us to correct the sin in our lives to give us the best of Himself.  He does this with His word, the Bible.  As the psalmist states, God sees that we hate His love in discipline.  This may be the reason so many people refuse to open the Bible and let God speak.  They will not like the message. 

God’s love comes in correction see  Psalm 51 and Hebrews 12 to see how legitimate children of God are loved through discipline.  The rejection of God’s discipline is saying to God I do not want you to be my Heavenly Father, I want to terminate your parental rights, I do not want to live with you forever. 

Find a Bible and let God speak His love to you though The Word.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1, ESV)

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