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Hebrews 12:1-13 — When we face trials

No one likes to face trials in life. But God does allow them. Why? The writer of Hebrews tells us in verse 10. God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. We are broken people … Continue reading

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II Thessalonians 3:6-15 — When we discipline a brother or sister

It’s never pleasant to confront a brother or sister in Christ. Anyone who thinks it is should probably be the last person to do so. Still, there are times when it is necessary. And here Paul gives us some insight … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 11:32 — Though the Lord disciplines you

Before I go on to chapter 12, there is one last point I wanted to touch on.  Paul writes in verse 32, When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned … Continue reading

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Proverbs 22 — A good name

How do others see you?  It’s an issue that Proverbs brings up more than once.  We saw this in chapter 10, and we see it again here.  Solomon writes, A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be … Continue reading

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Proverbs 13:24 — Disciplining our children

We’ve often heard the proverb, “Spare the rod, spoil the child.”  This isn’t a direct quote from the Bible, but the idea is certainly repeated fairly often. In Proverbs 13:24, it says, He who spares the rod hates his son, … Continue reading

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Proverbs 3 — Love and faithfulness

Love and faithfulness.  Two things that are sorely lacking in this world.  It’s the reason why relationships, and particularly marriages fall apart in this world. Solomon writes in verses 3-4, Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around … Continue reading

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Psalm 94 — The God who judges, the God who disciplines

Judgment and discipline.  I think a lot of times we get confused about which God is doing in our lives, particularly when bad things happen to us.  It’s easy to think, “God must be judging and punishing me for what … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 46-47 — Judgment and discipline

It was at this time in history that Nebuchadnezzar was really rattling the cages of the nations around.  He had already rattled the cage of Judah, and now he was rattling the cage of Egypt. In these two passages, we … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 25-26; 36 — Responding to hard words

Nobody likes discipline.  Nobody likes hearing hard words.  But how we respond to them can shape our lives for the good or the bad. Jeremiah had many hard words for the people of Judah, namely words of judgment for their … Continue reading

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Isaiah 14:28-32 — Something worse

We get a peek at the timeline in this passage, and find that Ahaz has just died as Isaiah writes this, but it’s probably not of Ahaz’s death that Isaiah writes about in verse 29. The Philistines were probably rejoicing … Continue reading

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