God blesses and disciplines

Hebrews 12:6. For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines,  And He scourges every son whom He receives.”

1 Corinthians 11:30-32. For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.

1 Peter 3:9-15.  for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. For the one who desires life, to love and see good days, must  keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.  “He must turn away from evil and do good;  He must seek peace and pursue it.  For the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous,And His ears attend to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

God’s main goal with us after we become believers and followers of Him is our character. He wants to make us like Himself in character so when we get to heaven we will be like Him so that we can enjoy Him and He can enjoy us forever because we are like Him.  The primary tool God uses for shaping us is trials. So many people don’t understand this, and so they fuss and complain when trials come into their life.  

The key way we reduce trials is grow in character so that we don’t need them anymore. Learn what God is teaching the first time that He disciplines so He doesn’t have to take us through harder times to get our attention.  

Trials come into everyone’s life as part of life to grow us stronger and more like Christ, but we bring extra trials into our life when we don’t obey the Lord and follow His will for our life. It is what any good Dad does, he trains his children to be good. 

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