The Discipline of the Father
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The Discipline of the Father

Hebrews 12:5-11  (ID: 3288)

We might be tempted to associate “the discipline of God” with our earthly fathers, but men at their best are marked by flawed motives and imperfect methods. Alistair Begg encourages us to remember that God’s discipline is perfect: He disciplines His children through trials, in love and wisdom, so that we will be conformed to the image of the Lord Jesus. We should not respond to His discipline with careless indifference or give into the temptation to be overwhelmed by our difficulties. Instead, recognizing that God disciplines us as His beloved children, we can entrust ourselves to the wisdom of His purposes and grow to maturity in Christ.


5And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?

“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,

nor be weary when reproved by him.

Copyright © 2019, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.