From Handbook to Wisdom, Day 196
UNDERSTAND GOD’S PURPOSE
I will endure discipline, for God is treating me as a son.
For what son is not disciplined by his father?
If I am without discipline, of which all have become partakers,
then I am an illegitimate child and not a true son.
Moreover, we have all had human fathers
who disciplined us, and we respected them;
how much more should I be subjected to the Father of spirits and live?
Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they
thought best, but God disciplines us for our good,
that we may share in His holiness.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful;
later on, however, it produces the peaceable fruit of
righteousness for those who have been trained by it.
Heavenly Father, I know that through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, I have been born again into Your family. Since I am Your child, You love me and discipline me for my good. The process may be painful, but the outcome of this training is the peaceable fruit of righteousness. I subject myself to You, the Father of spirits. Amen.