"Out of heaven he let you hear his voice, that he might discipline you. And on earth he let you see his great fire, and you heard his words out of the midst of the fire." (Deuteronomy 4:36)
What an interesting concept of discipline: Because God revealed himself and his people heard HIS voice, they should be willing to be disciplined. Don’t we usually associate discipline with having done something bad or wrong? In this case it almost implies being willing to be disciplined. Or should we say being willing to be trained in a discipline? In this situation it actually helps us to understand one important concept of discipline. Discipline can be both:
And, while we are at it, be willing to see discipline from God or from a brother as a means to train us in a discipline.
Are you willing to be disciplined?
'Snippets of Wisdom' are a few insights here and there God has revealed as I read HIS Word. It is my hope that you walk away from these 'snippets' encouraged and challenged.
Feel free to comment and share your own 'lesson learned'.