CHILDREN OF GOD
As children of God, we are extremely blessed to have a Heavenly Father who cares for us in ways that no one else can. His love for us is unconditional. Take a moment today and thank our heavenly Father providing for us each day of our lives. As His children, He also corrects us and sometimes punishes us. That is what our heavenly Father does. As children, we do not always receive the corrections from our fathers. However, as we mature, we appreciate how they instructed and corrected us. Many can testify that without that correction, we would be in a terrible place today. I might add that some of us are paying the price for some of the instructions we did not follow. Scripture speaks about the love our Father has for His children and found in Hebrews 12:5.
“‘And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children?’ He said, ‘My child, don’t make light of the Lord’s discipline, and don’t give up when He corrects you.’”
This passage reveals the writer saying that discipline is inherent in Sonship. The author deals with the Lord’s chastising. The Father knows that His children need discipline. As little children, we have little knowledge of what lies ahead. Therefore, our Heavenly Father warns us, in love, of the sins awaiting us. We can never forget the warnings that come to help us avoid the pitfalls of satanic forces. Thanks be unto God, today, for His unfailing love that covers us.
Hebrews 12:5 (NLT)