Bible: Heb 12:5-15
“My son, do not scorn 1 the Lord’s discipline
or give up when he corrects 2 you.
12:6 “For the Lord disciplines the one he loves and chastises every son he accepts.” 3
12:7 Endure your suffering 4 as discipline; 5 God is treating you as sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline? 12:8 But if you do not experience discipline, 6 something all sons 7 have shared in, then you are illegitimate and are not sons. 12:9 Besides, we have experienced discipline from 8 our earthly fathers 9 and we respected them; shall we not submit ourselves all the more to the Father of spirits and receive life? 10 12:10 For they disciplined us for a little while as seemed good to them, but he does so for our benefit, that we may share his holiness. 12:11 Now all discipline seems painful at the time, not joyful. 11 But later it produces the fruit of peace and righteousness 12 for those trained by it. 12:12 Therefore, strengthen 13 your listless hands and your weak knees, 14 12:13 and make straight paths for your feet, 15 so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but be healed.
Do Not Reject God’s Warning
12:14 Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness, 16 for without it no one will see the Lord. 12:15 See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no one be like a bitter root springing up 17 and causing trouble, and through him many become defiled.