SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/26/15- “The Joy Of Discipline!” (Psalms 94:12-13)
Premise Question: Why is it, that those who are disciplined by The LORD, are full of His joy and completely satisfied, in the process?
Joyful are those you discipline, LORD, those you teach with your instructions. You give them relief from troubled times until a pit is dug to capture the wicked. (Psalms 94:12-13 NLT)
Blissfully and exuberantly happy, full of joy, completely contented and exorbitantly fortunate are those You choose to train, equip, chastise and exercise authority over, Sovereign LORD God Almighty; those You choose to impart wonderful revelation knowledge of and instruction in Your perfect and established commands; You, Oh LORD, bestow and confer upon them Your great deliverance and release, from onerous times of distressing vexing afflictions and agitating harassments, even creating a place to capture, overwhelm and then hold, those who are morally reprehensible, the wickedly evil. (Psalm 94:12-13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Understanding and accepting the premise, that The LORD only disciplines those that are His own and are loved by Him; discipline is not ever to be characterized as punishment or judgement, but to be seen as a critically important part of the process of growing, learning, being prepared, instructed and made ready for the divine purposes and will of Papa God. His very instructions/commands bring us to life and then fills us with an overwhelming joy for living a life that will be pleasing to Him! His discipline is intentionally intense training in righteousness, so we should therefore, always be thankful, and gratefully embrace the process of learning that sculpts and molds us to His liking, and then rejoice and be glad, while The LORD administers His loving discipline, for eventually, if we are patient and endure His discipline, we will be completely whole and mature, lacking nothing. The process will include, learning to hike and traverse difficult mountains, enduring the climb, in order to reach the summit and take in the breathtaking view, only to then navigate the descent into the valley below, trudging and slogging through the depths of the valley of death and despair, as we are being prepared for the next hike up the next mountain. Remember though, it is high upon the mountain top that The LORD BLESSES us; but, it is in the valley below that He BUILDS us up, in order to prepare us for the next mountain to climb! We also can and should be, extremely joyful that He brings us relief and refreshing from all our difficult challenges and troubles, and will eventually take care of those who are causing us trouble, trial or tribulation! The LORD is good to us, even in the most arduously difficult times, The LORD is good all the time! Blessings…
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