Hebrews 12:11 (NASB) "All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness."It was years later that it all made sense! Not until I had children of my own did I realize just what my parents were trying to teach me by the lessons of discipline. Today's verse speaks of discipline for the moment is not joyful but sorrowful but once trained by it, it can lead to a peaceful resolution! Discipline is never easy, whether it's you being disciplined or you are the one disciplining someone else, but the long term effects, if the lessons are learned, can bring a peace that most will miss. Watching my daughter with her son, I see her saying and doing some of the same things my parents did to me. It almost seems like a full circle and I pray that the discipline I learned, and taught to her will teach our little man the lessons of disciplining with love. Come to think of it, that's just what God's discipline is all about too, sharing the love of discipline so we learn His Lessons and become better that before! Let's hand in there as He disciplines us, for there will be a better day, if we learn His Lessons! peace, tom
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