Today's Bible Verse:Hebrews 12:11
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. (ESV)
Today's Inspiring Thought: Painful DisciplineThis Bible verse might be the spiritual equivalent to the exercise slogan, "No pain, no gain." The underlying message is that godly discipline is motivated by genuine love. A parent who disciplines a child for the purpose of protection, teaching, or maturing the child, can understand the loving nature and need for corrective discipline.
God the Father's ultimate purpose in disciplining us, his children, is to make us more holy. One of C.S. Lewis' most quoted lines from the book, The Problem of Pain, deals with this very issue: "God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain, it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world."