Bible: Heb 12:5-15

12:5 And have you forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as sons?

My son, do not scorn 1  the Lord’s discipline

or give up when he corrects 2  you.

12:6For 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.

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