1. Rebuke and Discipline Without Anger
    15 Jan, 2019
    Rebuke and Discipline Without Anger
    O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath.  Psalm 6:1 Nobody I know wants to be rebuked in anger. Most of us don't want to be rebuked, period!   But with anger? No, thank you. Furthermore, I know of no child who wants to be disciplined by a furious parent. Discipline is hard enough to go through as it is.  When the parent administering the discipline is infuriated, it makes it that much harder to endure. In Psalm 6, David seems to know that rebuke and discipline
  2. The Blessing of Being Disciplined
    27 Nov, 2017
    The Blessing of Being Disciplined
    Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O LORD, and whom you teach out of your law, to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.  Psalm 94:12-13 There were lots of times when I was growing up when I was disciplined by someone.   LOTS of times. My mom and dad disciplined me.   My grandmother and my great grandmother disciplined me.  Various teachers disciplined me.  In fact, I can't remember a school year in my elementary days when I wasn't disciplined for
  3. Love, Rebuke, and Discipline
    19 May, 2017
    Love, Rebuke, and Discipline
    Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. Revelation 3:19 Want to hear something that might sound a little strange?   We should be thankful when the Lord Jesus rebukes us and brings some discipline in our lives.  Whhhhaaaatttt?!?!? That's right. I know none of us get especially excited when we know a rebuke is coming our way. And divine discipline doesn't sound so great to most of us. But maybe our attitude about rebukes and discipline should change.  Why would