Good morning people who trust the heart of God at all times
Job 5:17 (NIV) Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
When a person is corrected or disciplined, 'blessed' is not the feeling we normally have. Yet this is what God says we are when He corrects us and disciplines us.
As imperfect humans, we often punish people under the guise of discipline or for the appeasement of the public. There are mixed motives, actions and intensity when it comes to the way people deal with people who need adjustment. Often the result is anything but feeling blessed.
But God is different - very different. Here is the absolute truth about God:
Romans 8:28 (NIV) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
The question is not "Are we perfect?" but rather "Do we love Him?" If the answer is "YES!" then God is always working for our good, including when He disciplines and redirects us. God's motivation for every action truly is love; perfect love.
"So, what is your view of discipline?"
Your view of the discipline of The Lord determines the fruitfulness of your life.