Today I am delighted to be over at My Messy Desk for #Word Nerd Wednesday. I’m delving into the words disciple and discipline…
It is imperative that we be disciplined by the Father so that we can become like Christ if we are to disciple others.
“They [human fathers] disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 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 12:10-11 (brackets added)
Like we teach our children the right way to live through rules, our Heavenly Father disciplines us through his commandments for our own well-being. It is through the discipline of following his instructions that we learn to submit our will to his.
To read the rest, visit My Messy Desk.