Hi, it’s Joan posting for Michele again. We’re closing in on finishing the Book of Hebrews. What would you like her to pick next? I believe she is considering Titus or 1 Timothy. Send Michele your suggestions, I know she will want to hear them.
As with all fathers, discipline is a necessary thing to keep us on the right track. In Chapter 12, we are told that God only disciplines those he loves for doing wrong. We must strive every day to live as Jesus did and witness the good news of His salvation to all. If we do not witness as commanded by Him, we can expect to be disciplined by our father, God.
All God’s discipline is so that we may share in His holiness. Use any discipline He sends as a lesson to be more holy and not as a desire on the part of God to punish.