The Discipline of God

You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the Lord loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.” If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews 12:4-11

It is a pity that in many countries have established laws that limit the authority of parents to discipline their children. Personally I do not approve of child abuse in any way; but I understand that without proper correction, the children could be diverted to a very dangerous path. Not surprisingly says Proverbs 13:24 He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly. So that discipline and correction will always be in favor of the son or daughter.

I remember the stories my mother told me about discipline she received in her childhood. At the time of my mother, respect for parents was such that one look was enough to indicate that they must obey. Unfortunately, my generation was the first who challenged parents and then we did the internal vote to make life easier for our children to be more tolerant than they were with us and the result is today’s society in which increasingly lose good values.

The human discipline during the formation of the individual is vital to a society formed by people with moral values. Similarly, God disciplines us to make us better. And when we are disciplined He is showing us that He loves us because He does for our own wellness. As our Father, He wants all the best for us and He knows what we need.

Many times we pass through difficult trials. That is when we turn to God, sometimes claiming why we suffer these situations. Probably even get to blame God for which we passed and we feel He has given us back when we need Him. But these trails are necessary to strengthen our character and, sometimes, can be part of the discipline for our wellness. If God does not discipline us through the various trials we face, then His love for us it was not perfect. On the other hand, if He let us always do our will without warning of the danger we’re in, then He were not treating us as His children. Therefore, never throw out the admonition of our Heavenly Father. God bless you.

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