Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
Discipline is something we all would like to avoid!
So how can we avoid behavior that brings it on? By studying Scripture and applying it to our lives, we will learn what pleases and displeases our heavenly FATHER.
We can also learn to practice spiritual self-examination. We need to examine our thought life, speech and actions in light of what Scripture tells us.
When we do fall short (and we will), we need to have a time of genuine confession (without excuses), agreeing with our FATHER that His way is right and admitting we were wrong!
Then we need to truly repent, which means changing our action and attitude and adjusting our ways.
2 Tim. 3:16
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
Believers in MESSIAH YESHUA needn’t fear GOD’S discipline; He never responds to us with wrath or condemnation. His correction may hurt, but it brings great spiritual benefit!
Pursuing a lifestyle of righteousness and godliness will help us to avoid pitfalls that lead to divine discipline!
Love & Blessings,
Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation