As a meek child, I was always afraid of being disciplined by my parents. As an adult, I am always doing what pleases others and avoiding those who hurt me.
These days, I want to please God because I am fearful of God’s punishment. This morning reading was Hebrew’s 12:4-12.
“My Son, think of the Lord’s training as important. Do not lose hope when He corrects you. The Lord trains those He loves. He punishes everyone He accepts as a Son. (Proverbs 3 11:12)
Put up with your hard times. God uses them to train you….
No training seems pleasant at the time. In fact, it seems painful. But later on it produces a harvest of godliness and peace. It does that for those who have been trained by it.”