Tag Archives: discipline

Spiritual Children; June 18, 2022


1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. … Continue reading

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Parenting; April 7, 2022


Proverbs 19:18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. This verse really brings out the difficulties of Bible translation! The Japanese renders it as, “Discipline your child while there … Continue reading

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God’s Discipline; January 24, 2022


1 Corinthians 11:32 When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world. I have probably done public reading of verses 23-26 of this chapter more than any other … Continue reading

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Discipline; December 12, 2021


Psalm 107:15-16 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron. This Psalm is a series of vignettes of … Continue reading

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Learning Obedience; November 1, 2021


Hebrews 5:8-10 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the … Continue reading

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Suffering; July 17, 2021


Isaiah 53:10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the … Continue reading

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Sin and Repentance; May 13, 2021


1 Kings 8:46 “When they sin against you–for there is no one who does not sin–…” Solomon really doubles down on the subject of repentance. Paul was hardly being original when he wrote, “for all have sinned and fall short … Continue reading

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Stewardship of Abilities; April 30, 2021


Judges 13:8 Then Manoah prayed to the Lord: “O Lord, I beg you, let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.” To be … Continue reading

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Different Harvests; March 20, 2021


Hebrews 12:11 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. There are all kinds of harvests, because there are all … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; October 30, 2020


Romans 4:4-5 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited … Continue reading

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