The Greatest Promise Not Wanted

The Bible is full of great promises to those who trust in Jesus Christ.  There is one promise, however, that no one seems to want; it is, perhaps, the greatest unappreciated promise in Scripture, and it is found in Hebrews 12:6, The Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.  No child of God goes without a spanking.  I used to think that I was cursed by God because I always “got caught” and “got in trouble,” while many of my friends (and enemies) “got away with” the same sins.  I was not cursed at all.  Quite the opposite, I was blessed by God with discipline.  Now, I marvel at the extent to which God works in order to secure the salvation of his children.  I thank God for his disciplining me.  He doesn’t discipline everybody.  He disciplines those whom he loves.

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  1. This assessment is also helpful when seen in light of living the Christian life. I think that there is a beautiful relationship between discipline and faithfulness that we tend to forget. Thanks for the insight.


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