Tag Archives: discipline

Discipline; January 10, 2019


Revelation 3:19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Verse 20 is very famous, depicted in paintings and quoted in songs and evangelistic materials. However, this verse is generally overlooked, because we don’t like … Continue reading

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Discipline; September 29, 2018


1 Corinthians 11:31-32 But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment. When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world. Every language has them, but … Continue reading

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Optimism v. Pessimism; May 4, 2018


Matthew 7:11 “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” It just struck me that pessimism … Continue reading

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Repentance; March 22, 2018


Hosea 6:1 “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.” On the face of it, the first three verses … Continue reading

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Punishment; February 19, 2018


Jeremiah 30:11 “I will discipline you but only with justice; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.” God is too good a father not to punish when it is needed. He doesn’t punish any of us as severely as … Continue reading

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A Good Prayer; November 13, 2017


Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. One of David’s good points was that he knew what to ask for. His … Continue reading

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God’s Righteousness; September 18, 2017


Nehemiah 9:8 “You have kept your promise because you are righteous.” Most of this chapter is a recounting of Israel’s history, and this statement to the Lord is at the foundation of it all. The Jews here are proclaiming that … Continue reading

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