Today’s Promise

May 18, 2023

God’s Training is for Your Good

My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord or loathe His reproof, for whom the Lord loves He reproves, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
Proverbs 3:11-12

God’s Training

Like a good father, God desires for us to grow in our faith and trust in Him. He trains us to bring discipline in our walk with Him.

When God repeats Himself in scripture, it’s never without a purpose. Therefore, you should always pay attention to spiritual truths that show up in both the Old and New Testaments.

The book of Hebrews quotes this promise in chapter 12, verses 5-6, so we might want to listen up.

Many people think God’s discipline is God punishing His children. They see every problem that comes along as God’s judgment.

When something terrible happens, their first thought is that God must be punishing them. They don’t see God as the loving Father who desires the best for them.

Training VS Punishment

This verse is more about training than punishment. God is always working in your life for your good. The only way a muscle grows is by putting it under stress. When you lift weights, you build your muscles by pushing them to their limit.

God allows various trials into your life to build your faith and trust in Him. As God tests your faith, it grows and develops.

As a father, I want the best for my children. My children may feel like I limit their freedom when I don’t let them play in the street. They may not like it when I force them to do their homework, but it is for their good. Because I love them, I bring discipline into their lives.

A Father’s Training

A father who doesn’t train his children doesn’t love them. A child needs discipline and training to grow into a responsible, mature adult. God loves you too much to allow you to stay the way you are. He works in your life to grow your faith.

Never resent God when you face trials. Every problem is an opportunity for God to take you to the next level in your faith and walk with Him.

Look at that promise again.

My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord or loathe His reproof, for whom the Lord loves He reproves, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights. – Proverbs 3:11-12

Make these confessions.

  • God’s discipline is always for my good.
  • Because He loves me, He tests and stretches my faith.
  • I don’t always enjoy discipline, but it makes me spiritually mature.
  • I welcome His discipline because it makes me more like Him.

In Jesus’ Name,

Because God loves you, He sometimes must correct you. He does so to make you stronger and bring you back to Himself. However, He always does it out of love.

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How have you experienced God’s training or discipline? (Share your experience in comments below.) 


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  1. Jenny Moodley May 18, 2023 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Praise God for your help

  2. Jenny Moodley May 18, 2023 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Thanks for your help

  3. Isaiah May 18, 2023 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    I would like training from God to be perfect in my faith and trust to God. Amen.

    • Billy Taylor May 19, 2023 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      Isaiah, you will never live a perfect life of faith, but you can walk in victory through the power of Christ in you. Stay in the word, and prayer. – Billy

  4. Tyrza May 19, 2023 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Unfortunately I am one of those who thinks that God is punishing me. In less than a year I went from a person making a six figure salary with my health and strength to a person who can barely walk due to a medical condition. I was raised in the church and aware of who God is. These days I must truly trust and have faith in God. As I am childless and unmarried. Its a struggle most days but I must believe God has purpose in my current situation.

    • Billy Taylor May 19, 2023 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      Tyrza – I am so sorry that you are going through this. It’s a simple question, have you done something the would cause to punish you? I’m not talking about a sin you may have committed. I am talking about something that God has convicted you about, but you have not repented? If not, there are two other options for what you are gong through. 1. Satan make be attacking you, and you need to stand against Him. 2. You may be gong through life in a fallen world, and living in broken bodies. Sometimes we don’t know why we are gong through what we go through, but we can trust that God’s love still flows over us. I am praying for you – Billy

  5. Jennifer Favia Guerrs May 20, 2023 at 9:06 am - Reply

    I Love FATHER GOD for HIS merciful discipline! I had fallen astray for over three decades (raised Christian but fallen into ×wicca× … But then HE miraculously destroyed it all out of me, with a TOTAL memory loss … and the first memory I regained in the nursing home months later was when I overheard a Christian service! I got interested … then involved … then truly faithful, reading HIS Word in my first and last couple hours each day and following HIS guidance in every aspect of life. HE has reunited me with the Christian family who I had not talked to in decades, and is improving every other aspect of life as well
    So everyone, trust FATHER GOD … you will love DADDY for HIS discipline!

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