God is a Disciplining Dad

 TNIV Scripture for Tuesday, July 29, 2008 [Hebrews 12:7-10]

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined--and everyone undergoes discipline--then you are not legitimate children at all. Moreover, we have all had parents who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! Our parents disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness.

Treats believers as his children
Disciplines you for your good
His discipline can enable you to share in His holiness

Beth Warlick, 7/29/2008