11/08-SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/08/15- “Love And Embrace The LORD’s Discipline!” (Proverbs 3:11-12)
Premise Question: Why, and for what specific purpose, does The LORD discipline those He cherishes and loves, and how should one respond to The LORD’s discipline, when on the receiving end?
“My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.” (Proverbs 3:11-12 NLT)
My most beloved and precious child, do not regard with contempt, disdain or disgust, The LORD’s faithful instruction and training in righteousness; for it is for your greatest good and benefit, as it produces godliness in you. Rather, welcome and embrace it! Don’t try to hide from it, escape or avoid it, but always relish and revel in it. Be ever thankful for it and take it as a wonderful sign, an indication and beautiful expression, of His great love for you. Furthermore, don’t ever try to circumvent, obfuscate, finagle or manipulate it, but always quickly accept it, with a grateful heart, for you’ll be better off, in so doing. And, whatever you do, refuse to take offense or be annoyed, irritated, irked or indignant, when The LORD decides to reprimand you because of His disapproval of your ungodly behaviors, actions and attitudes. For He only ever brings His directed correction into the lives of those He truly cherishes and dearly loves. Even as a loving and caring earthly parent will administer carefully crafted correction to their own precious child, whom they take the greatest of pleasure, enjoyment and contentment in, knowing that the discipline they administer will bring much benefit to the child; so too, it is for this very reason, that The LORD faithfully administers, with great care, His loving discipline to His own children. (Proverbs 3:11-12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The simple and most obvious reason why The LORD disciplines those He loves, is because His greatest desire is to have a holy, honorable, right, good, satisfying, flourishing and completely fulfilling relationship, with a strong unbreakable connection, that will not ever be disconnected, discontinued or broken, with them. He derives His greatest pleasure and delight from interacting, protecting, providing for and seeing His very own unique creation, revel, rejoice and succeed in life. He, The LORD GOD, The Creator, absolutely adores us, as He has placed His great love and strong affinity for us above all others and everything else in His creation; whether they be in Heaven or on earth. His allegiance and unfailing love shown towards all of humankind, by not holding His best back from them, but freely offering the very best of Himself, in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ and the power and personal presence of His Holy Spirit, to redeem, lead, guide, direct and help them in their daily lives. In all of this, He proves His undying love, care and concern for His very own chosen and unique people.
Now, for the specific purposes, that He disciplines His own, I’ve already touched on, but here is the central core of what His purpose is. He does it for our own good and greatest benefit, as well as, the benefit of others and so that we will not only be completely fit, in spirit, soul and body, but also that we will be fit for The Kingdom and enabled to do the work of The Kingdom. He will be faithful and diligent to make sure that we will become, achieve and do all that we were intentionally designed and created to do. This, because we are His greatest masterpiece and workmanship, in the whole of His creation.
Finally, our response to The LORD’s discipline being administered to us in our daily lives, should be one of gratitude, thankfulness, great appreciation and also, that it is such a huge honor to be so fortunate to be loved and cherished in this manner and fashion, by our creator, The LORD GOD Almighty. So, love and embrace The LORD’s discipline in your life. You can’t go wrong by doing it; and it really is in your best interest and for your greatest good! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/19/15- “Hold On—Don’t Ever Let Go—No Matter What!” (Hebrews 10:35-36)
Premise Question: Is there, has there or will there ever be any good reason, righteous justification or vindicable mitigating circumstance, that could be construed as making it somewhat or even entirely understandable and completely acceptable, for being a determining factor, as to whether or not one should ever let go of their faith in The LORD?
“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.”
(Hebrews 10:35-36 NLT)
So, do not abandon, by turning away from and letting go of, the firm grasp you now hold on your faith; that of having a fully assured belief and trust, that you shall be triumphant and declared a victorious Overcomer. For you will be rewarded, with an abundant supply of all that you have need of, in this life and the life to come, as you, with a sense of urgency, persist in making the greatest desire in your life, to be the pursuit of the fulfillment of Papa God’s divine purpose and will for your life. Then, you shall receive the just recompense and reward, of having everything that The LORD God Almighty has promised, given and provided to you. (Hebrews 10:35-36 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The absolute, as well as, being the only acceptable and beneficial answer to this premise question is: NOPE! For we should always be ready, willing and with The LORD’s very capable and extremely effective help, to persevere, with patient endurance, anything and everything, no matter what may come our way; regardless of the situation, scenario or circumstance. We should not ever give up, or give in, by throwing the proverbial towel in the air, but we should always press in to The LORD, by holding on tight, refusing to ever let go of Him and our faith in Him; thus, we are to utterly rely on Him and His strength, peace, comfort and provision to us, of giving to us whatever is needed to carry us on through to our ultimate victory. So hold on tightly to your faith, without ever wavering; for Papa God can absolutely be trusted to come through for you. And therefore, be resolute, don’t ever put away or aside, nor ignore or neglect, The LORD or your faith, as it is not only not worth it or ever appropriate to do so, but it also will not ever truly work out to your benefit, favor or advantage, if you ever so choose to give up or give in, by letting go of the tight grasp you now have on your faith and upon The LORD! Always remember: Hold On—Don’t Ever Let Go—No Matter What! For if you do not faint, better days and better things are just ahead, as well as, there being a most incredible, tremendous and incomparable reward, that most assuredly, awaits you! Blessings…
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