Promises of Discipline
Hebrews 12:3-13
There are 4 reasons to endure discipline (or reasons why discipline is good): 1.
Published June 1st, 2012
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There are 4 reasons to endure discipline (or reasons why discipline is good): 1. It confirms our sonship . It gives us confidence that we are the children of God, undeserving as we may be. This is something I find extremely beautiful, especially in times of extreme discipline (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). With the confirmation of our sonship, likewise we have confidence in the pursuing love of Christ, for v. 8 states that all who believe are participants in discipline (vs. non-believers recieving not discipline, but wrath). 2. It gives us life . As sons and daughters, we receive abundant life. When we submit to the Father's will, in the name of Christ, not only do we receive life eternal, but a more fulfilling/satisfying life lived in Christ, all of which starts upon submission to God (salvation). Discipline is the way God conditions our spiritual life. Discipline is what we receive when we lack faith so that it may point us to faith. More faith means more satisfaction in God. 3. We share in God's holiness . Just as parents rear their children as/until they see fit, God will rear (sanctify) us as/until he sees fit. So discipline is a way that God imparts holiness. In this God is promising to complete the work he started (Philipians 1:6). 4. We receive righteousness which begets peace . So maybe it's 5 reasons to endure discipline (or more) because this one is two-fold. First, discipline yields righteousness. Though not until full sanctification will we be able to live totally righteous, this text promises us a gradual growing righteousness allowing us to live more peacable lives. There is an interesting link here between peace and righteousness leading me to believe that the longer I live, the more peaceful my life should be. So a more tangible way of seeking righteousness (which can sometimes become hazy), peace can be our aid. Therefore let's all sit in discipline as it is discipline that will heal us (v.13)! But how is this accomplished? How are we to sit in discipline? Verse 3 contains our solution. If living in a life accepting of discipline is our intention, our goal, our "purpose", then considering Christ is must be our "action." In all things, consider Christ and be encouraged that he is not just sympathetic, but empathetic as he endured (and endures) much hostility.
10000000071438 71438 Notes 2011-03-13 22:46:18 2011-03-14 01:53:07 There are 4 reasons to endure discipline (or reasons why discipline is good): 1. It confirms our sonship . It gives us confidence that we are the children of God, undeserving as we may be. This is something I find extremely beautiful, especially in times of extreme discipline (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). With the confirmation of our sonship, likewise we have confidence in the pursuing love of Christ, for v. 8 states that all who believe are participants in discipline (vs. non-believers recieving not discipline, but wrath). 2. It gives us life . As sons and daughters, we receive abundant life. When we submit to the Father's will, in the name of Christ, not only do we receive life eternal, but a more fulfilling/satisfying life lived in Christ, all of which starts upon submission to God (salvation). Discipline is the way God conditions our spiritual life. Discipline is what we receive when we lack faith so that it may point us to faith. More faith means more satisfaction in God. 3. We share in God's holiness . Just as parents rear their children as/until they see fit, God will rear (sanctify) us as/until he sees fit. So discipline is a way that God imparts holiness. In this God is promising to complete the work he started (Philipians 1:6). 4. We receive righteousness which begets peace . So maybe it's 5 reasons to endure discipline (or more) because this one is two-fold. First, discipline yields righteousness. Though not until full sanctification will we be able to live totally righteous, this text promises us a gradual growing righteousness allowing us to live more peacable lives. There is an interesting link here between peace and righteousness leading me to believe that the longer I live, the more peaceful my life should be. So a more tangible way of seeking righteousness (which can sometimes become hazy), peace can be our aid. Therefore let's all sit in discipline as it is discipline that will heal us (v.13)! But how is this accomplished? How are we to sit in discipline? Verse 3 contains our solution. If living in a life accepting of discipline is our intention, our goal, our "purpose", then considering Christ is must be our "action." In all things, consider Christ and be encouraged that he is not just sympathetic, but empathetic as he endured (and endures) much hostility. notes
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Hebrews
Hebrews 12:3-13
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For consider Him
Consider him
who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself,
who endured from sinners such hostility against himself,
inference
so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
actionresult
You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;
In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,
And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?
"MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD,
"My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
NOR FAINT
nor be weary
WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;
when reproved by him.
temporal
series
FOR ... HE DISCIPLINES... THOSE
For the Lord disciplines
WHOM THE LORD LOVES, ...
the one he loves,
ground
AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON
and chastises every son
WHOM HE RECEIVES."
whom he receives."
ideaexplanation
It is for discipline that you endure;
It is for discipline that you have to endure. (OR: You endure unto discipline.)
God deals with you as with sons;
God is treating you as sons.
for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
comparison
But if you are without discipline,
If you are left without discipline,
of which all have become partakers,
in which all have participated,
then you are illegitimate children
then you are illegitimate children
and not sons.
and not sons.
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conditional
negativepositive
Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us,
Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us
and we respected them;
and we respected them.
shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits,
Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits
and live?
and live?
actionpurpose
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them,
For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them,
but He disciplines us for our good,
but he disciplines us for our good,
so that we may share His holiness.
that we may share his holiness.
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful;
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant,
yet ... afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness
but later [discipline] yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness
...to those who have been trained by it,
to those who have been trained by [discipline].
Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak
Therefore lift your drooping hands
and the knees that are feeble,
and strengthen your weak knees,
and make straight paths for your feet,
and make straight paths for your feet,
so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint,
so that what is lame may not be put out of joint
but rather be healed.
but rather be healed.
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10000000071438 71438 Arc 2011-03-13 22:46:18 2011-03-14 01:53:07 editing Hebrews 12 3 12 13 Hebrews 12:3-13 58 NT nasb esv i655527 i655528 i655529 i655493 For consider Him Consider him i655494 who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, inference 2 1 i655495 so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. actionresult 2 i655530 i655531 i655496 You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin; In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. i655532 i655497 and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? i655533 i655534 i655498 "MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, i655535 i655499 NOR FAINT nor be weary i655500 WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM; when reproved by him. temporal 1 series i655536 i655537 i655501 FOR ... HE DISCIPLINES... THOSE For the Lord disciplines i655502 WHOM THE LORD LOVES, ... the one he loves, ground 1 i655538 i655503 AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON and chastises every son i655504 WHOM HE RECEIVES." whom he receives." ground 1 series ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 series i655539 i655505 It is for discipline that you endure; It is for discipline that you have to endure. (OR: You endure unto discipline.) i655540 i655541 i655542 i655543 i655506 God deals with you as with sons; God is treating you as sons. i655507 for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? comparison 1 i655544 i655545 i655508 But if you are without discipline, If you are left without discipline, i655509 of which all have become partakers, in which all have participated, ideaexplanation 1 i655546 i655510 then you are illegitimate children then you are illegitimate children i655511 and not sons. and not sons. progression conditional 2 negativepositive 2 1 i655547 i655548 i655512 Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us i655513 and we respected them; and we respected them. actionresult 2 i655549 i655514 shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits i655515 and live? and live? actionpurpose 2 comparison 1 1 i655550 i655516 For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, i655551 i655517 but He disciplines us for our good, but he disciplines us for our good, i655518 so that we may share His holiness. that we may share his holiness. actionpurpose 2 comparison 1 1 i655552 i655519 All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, i655553 i655520 yet ... afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness but later [discipline] yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness i655521 ...to those who have been trained by it, to those who have been trained by [discipline]. conditional 2 1 negativepositive 2 progression i655554 i655555 i655522 Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak Therefore lift your drooping hands i655523 and the knees that are feeble, and strengthen your weak knees, i655524 and make straight paths for your feet, and make straight paths for your feet, i655556 i655525 so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint i655526 but rather be healed. but rather be healed. negativepositive 2 actionpurpose 2 temporal 1 1 actionpurpose 2 ideaexplanation 1 actionpurpose 2 1 1 1 nasb 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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