Be Encouraged – October 25th, 2016

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Whether you’re being disciplined or you have to discipline someone, it is difficult.  Even when you deserve it or know its right to give it discipline isn’t easy.  Every time my three-year-old son, John, misbehaves he either gives me the sweetest smile or throws in that sad lower lip and makes it so difficult.  I have also at times disciplined him incorrectly and when he didn’t deserve it.  Like today, I thought he had lied, and right after I disciplined him I found out he was telling the truth.  But Proverbs 29:17 is very encouraging.  It says, “Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.”  Now we have to remember that this is a proverb which means that there are exceptions to this.  But in general, in the end, all the effort to exercise proper and consistent discipline is worth it.  And it’s not just worth it for the giver, its worth it for the listener.  I can remember teaching junior high and I love making it fun but I was also extremely strict and the kids loved it.  They thrived under discipline.  It gave them direction, a feeling of safety, fairness and value.  Today, be encouraged.  Discipline is worth it for the giver and the receiver.

Pastor John Wright

Pastor John is married to his beautiful wife Kimberly and has 5 young children. John holds a Master’s of Theology (ThM.) from Dallas Theological Seminary and has been serving in full-time pastoral ministry for 10+ years. John is passionate about declaring the truth of the Gospel and leading people in their knowledge, understanding and application of God's Word.

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