A Daily Devotion for Monday, March 13
My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
As I think about this idea of discipline from God, maybe all things which happen to us can be considered discipline, to a certain degree. We are all sinners, after all. God does not necessarily direct bad things to happen to any of us. But he has given us all free will, and because of this and because of all of the dangers of being human and living on this earth, things happen to us. God sometimes allows these things to happen, and always makes the way for us to learn from them. This is the only way I can understand discipline from God. Again, I hope to deepen my understanding of this.
Holy Lord, help me to see when or if I am being disciplined, so that I can learn. Let me know when I have displeased you, if I overlook my sin. I am sure I miss many opportunities to learn and grow. Help me, God. Amen