Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

Parents that Discipline Their Children, in Love, Are Following God’s Model of Love

May 13, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY: The Lord disciplines his children; therefore, so should we, and our discipline can take many forms, for example: 1) teach children a lesson, even hard lessons; 2) it's OK to take away children's privileges. The Lord's discipline is out of love; and our disciple, for our children, should be out of our love. Nobody likes discipline -- we don't like it; our kids don't like it; however, discipline works to bring righteousness and peace, and discipline brings fruit to us and our children down the road. In Hebrews 12:7-10, the author of Hebrews succinctly describes the Biblical perspective regarding discipline: It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.".

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Hatred. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Love. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): 2 Samuel. 7.13-15; 1 Corinthians. 11:32; Ephesians. 6.1-4; Psalms 105b:12-22.

 

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THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Marriage – A Current Assessment (Christ the King Anglican Church; Birmingham, AL)", at our Website: www.AWFTL.org/listen/.

 

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