The title seems contradictory. Often the Word sounds that way, but God is not human and is not bound by our logic. His logic and Word is purposeful.
The ‘here and now’ looks bright and appealing but when we look back, we often wish we had listened to our parents, mentors, and God’s quiet voice. Well, God said, ‘don’t live in the past of could have’s.’ Learn as you grow into Christian maturity. We are like fruit trees. The trees bear fruit at different times of the season. So too does our fruit of righteousness that leads to the death of sinful acts and produces holiness, and in time offers the peace and calm our soul longs for. Our confidence in the Word grows over time.
To respond properly to the Father’s discipline, submit to it and grow in holiness through it.
Images – YouVersion. Bible.com
References – Lesson 46: Responding to God’s Discipline Hebrews 12:7-11. Bible.org; Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Whole Bible, Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary, Hebrews 12:11. Studylight.org
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