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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Discipline Helps with Stupidity

April 13

(Hebrews 12:5-7 NIV) "And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, {6} because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." {7} Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?"

(Proverbs 12:1 NIV) "Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid."

The wise Christian accepts God’s discipline as an indicator of God’s love. Without God’s discipline, our lives would most certainly remain “stuck on stupid”. Wisdom comes from God, and as we live by the Spirit, we realize that human foolishness and carnal thinking are what led us down all those wrong roads in our life. We desperately need God’s wisdom, because we have a lot of human ignorance to overcome. We can never get enough of God’s wisdom, because we can never get enough of God. The wise Christian will stop seeking the approval of fools, as imitating fools leads to stupid living and eventual ruin. The formula for godly wisdom is to live for God, learn what God approves, pursue God’s teaching, and accept God’s discipline. If we do these things on a daily basis, we can move from the land of fools to the city of wisdom in the Kingdom of our Lord. It’s one of the best moves we will ever make. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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