August 19, 2022

580. Don’t Run

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Episode 580


11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke,

12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

Proverbs 3:11-12

Let us not run from when God disciplines us. This says right here do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke. That is in the NIV, and it is because the Lord cares and loves us, and we think about discipline, and we tend not to be inclined to listen to that feedback. And it’s probably because our ego gets hurt in the process of being disciplined. We don’t like being wrong. But the reality is that every single day we come short of perfection one way or another because we are not perfect beings. And when the Lord disciplines us when we do something, it comes from a place of love. 

Yesterday we talked about the image of a parent and how much they love their child. And today, we can look back at that same image. Your kid is climbing something that he’s not supposed to be climbing, and you know that it’ll fall over the Cabinet will fall over and hurt him. You’re going to discipline them so that they know that they cannot do that. Why? Because we know it will harm them in the long run. Should anything happen. And so that is what I’m trying to paint a picture of today when we come when it comes to discipline that does not run from the Lord when He disciplines us and let us be keen to listen to Him when He speaks to us. And so today, maybe he’s not trying to discipline you; maybe you are not in that season with him. But keep this in your back pocket for the day that you will be. And I say that because it’s bound to happen one day, where we’ll just come to a moment in our relationship with Christ where he’s going to open our eyes to something because we are not perfect. 

We will have moments in which he will want to correct our behavior is very normal and natural. And so, let us not run from that. Let us be open to any feedback that he has given to us. And we can find that feedback when we read the Word, and something really strings our hearts, or maybe it’s through a conversation with a loved one that he uses to convict us of something.


Father God, we thank You, Lord, for this beautiful week. God, we thank you that you are a father who loves us, Lord, you’re a father who corrects us because you want the best for us, and so Lord, today we put our ego aside, and we listened to you. Let us know where we fall short, Lord, and correct us and remind us that you do it because you love us. We thank you. We honor you today, and every day we ask that you give us a moment of rest; this weekend, we asked that we look for your fingerprints and everything in every aspect of our life. We ask that you continue to bless us and those that we love most. We pray this all in your son’s mighty name. Amen.

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