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Hebrews 12:7 – Correction (May 7)

Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Saturday. May 7th. The 7th day of the Hebraic week. And everybody says “HalleluYah.”

Our verse today is Hebrews 12:7.

Hebrews 12:7
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?

Nobody wants to be disciplined. However, we know that just as we discipline our children, discipline is truly needed. The author here is actually referencing Deuteronomy chapter 8. Deuteronomy 8:5 says.

Deuteronomy 8:5
Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so YHWH your God disciplines you.

Discipline. That word seems to carry such a negative connotation with it. But in reality, it should be viewed through the scope of love. If we are not disciplined, then that would mean that He is leaving us to our mistakes. Yet, because He loves us, He corrects us.

His correction can be little at times. Other times it can be rather difficult to take. If you have children, you know how they can respond to correction. Something that you see as a fair punishment can be taken by them as something totally devastating. Plus, if they have any drama skills, you would think the end of the world was coming by their reaction.

So the question is “How do you take YHWH’s correction?” Do you endure it like our verse says? Or does drama work it’s way to the surface?

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!

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