Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
Recently, we spoke of falling into sin, which leads us away from GOD and hinders His work in our lives. He will not allow sinful patterns of behavior to continue without correction and discipline (Hebrews 12:10).
Don’t confuse discipline with punishment (it’s correction not punishment). YESHUA took our punishment at the cross (no other required).GOD uses trials and circumstances to turn us away from unholy practices and teaches us the way of godliness.
We need to examine our wrong doing and take His correction seriously; He’s only looking out for what’s good for us. He is our heavenly FATHER and that’s what fathers do—discipline!
My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens and scourges every son whom He receives.
Not all hardships though are a result of sin (could be derived from natural disasters, illnesses or someone else’s actions). But if your troubles are a result of your own ungodly actions, in that case, confess them and accept the discipline of a loving Father to His precious child!
Love & Blessings,
Bruce and Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation
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