This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training
“So, what a blessing when God steps in and corrects you! Mind you, don’t despise the discipline of Almighty God!
True, he wounds, but he also dresses the wound; the same hand that hurts you, heals you. From one disaster after another he delivers you; no matter what the calamity, the evil can’t touch you—”
Job 5:17-19 MSG
“Or have you forgotten how good parents treat children, and that God regards you as his children? *My dear child, don’t shrug off God’s discipline, but don’t be crushed by it either. *
It’s the child he loves that he disciplines; the child he embraces, he also corrects.
God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. He’s treating you as dear children.
This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of children.
Hebrews 12:5-8 MSG
“Almighty God has shot me with arrows, and their poison spreads through my body. God has lined up his terrors against me.”
Job 6:4 GNT
“I was living in peace, but God took me by the throat and battered me and crushed me. God uses me for target practice and shoots arrows at me from every side— arrows that pierce and wound me; and even then he shows no pity. He wounds me again and again; he attacks like a soldier gone mad with hate.”
Job 16:12-14 GNT
“Those who were guests in my house have forgotten me; my servant women treat me like a stranger and a foreigner. When I call a servant, he doesn't answer— even when I beg him to help me. My wife can't stand the smell of my breath, and my own brothers won't come near me. Children despise me and laugh when they see me. My closest friends look at me with disgust; those I loved most have turned against me.
Job 19:15-19 GNT
“For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems sad and painful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness [right standing with God and a lifestyle and attitude that seeks conformity to God’s will and purpose].”
Hebrews 12:11 AMP
Another translation says that if you yield to discipline now,
“later it will produce a transformation of character.”
Hebrews 12:11 TPT
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