I know it seems counterintuitive but God's discipline is one of His greatest acts of grace. Hey, I'm Ron Moore with the Bible Minute.
Discipline is not pleasant; it's downright painful. But its purpose is to make a point that what just happened better not happen again.
The author of Hebrews in chapter 12 verse 11 describes God's discipline this way: "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."
God's deep love refuses to let us wander too far down a dangerous path strewn with regrettable consequences. And discipline is God's gracious way of protecting and training us.
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