October 27 – Hebrews 12:10-11
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 a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Wow! God wants us to share in His holiness! Amazing, isn’t it?! I do think that in the middle of the discipline we have a choice as to whether or not to be trained by it. I think it’s possible to go through God’s disciplining but reject His training — and have to go through it all over again!