Afflictions Benefits

  • April 20, 2016
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You know, there are some who look back on their childhood and still grumble ...

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. You know, there are some who look back on their childhood and still grumble – even now, years later – they complain about the punishments they received from their parents. But I’m one of those who can look back on spankings? Those times I was sent to my room? And I can see the wisdom of my parents; all of it went far to help rid me of a rebellious spirit and begin to shape good character. And I can look back on my broken neck the same way. Maybe at one time I grumbled and complained, but, oh, I can see how God used my diving accident to rid me of a rebellious spirit and shape the character of Jesus in me. Hebrews chapter 12 says that God disciplines us for our good. And I believe that! So let’s submit to God’s rod of correction. For when we do, the character of Jesus blossoms within us. And that, friend, is worth any amount of discipline any day.

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