YOU WILL BE DISCIPLINED

Every born again child of God will be disciplined. The Father loves us and wants every child to share in His holiness. Therefor He will discipline and train us, correct us so that we can learn His ways and walk in His ways.
Many Christians do not recognize the hand of God. Others reject His discipline and refuse to be corrected, and therefor they perish, like Esau, who was a fornicator. 
None describes the discipline of the Father better than the writer of Hebrews in Hebrews 12:4-17
“4You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;
5and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons “My SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD,
  NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;
  6FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES,
  AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.”
7It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? 10For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.11All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.

      12Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, 13and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.

      14Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. 15See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;16that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. 17For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.”

Do we recognize the hand of God? Are we submitting to His discipline? Or do we despise Him, reject Him and run after the pleasures of sin and the ways of the world. Are we taking chances? Do we indulge in deliberate sin even though we know that it is wrong? Because one sin, one misstep can cost you your salvation, like it cost Esau his birth right. One fornication, one sin, can separate you from God because you despise His grace and His mercy that leads you to repentance and holiness. Very few will be saved. Very few will endure with Jesus and serve Him until the end. Are we one of those faithful and obedient children of God that submit to His discipline and serve Him until the end?

May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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