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These results are described as "the peaceable fruits of righteousness." Without them, water and food are not desired; so, without exercises, Christ, the Water and Bread of life, is not desired nor longed for. This may hurt for a while, but if we yield to the Lord we will find that life's bruises can mark the beginning of spiritual advances. By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. —Oswald Chambers, Nourishing Tears - The same tears that break our hearts may also nourish us in ways that matter most to God. See, then, the happy estate of a Christian! ", She could see that the bird was likely to come to grief and disappointment. By it He often draws souls away from sin and the world, which would otherwise have perished everlastingly. STORIES OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO CAME TO BE PARTAKERS OF THE HOLINESS OF GOD & THE PEACEFUL FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS: Bertha Stanley was born in Kansas in 1889. Roughed Up To Grow Up - Many Christians have to be lovingly roughed up before they will grow up. He was only feeling relief at the thought of getting away from a woman who, I admit, was not pleasant to live with! During some night of polar duration, from the depths of some dark valley, from the vortex of the cyclone, from the inner recesses of some Gethsemane of grief, the cry may be continuous—"Not joyous, but grievous!" He himself must skim the base metal off the top. If a man should give me a black book printed in the old black letter, and should say, “You want to know about happiness? You cannot have true righteousness without peace, or true peace without righteousness. God is the perfect spiritual trainer. His religion does not blunt his sensibilities, and make him a stoic, but it rather increases his susceptibility to suffering… the Christian feels the loss of a child, or bodily suffering, as keenly as any one. Think carefully—and surrender and repent. MAX ALDERMAN. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Then we shall fully comprehend the wisdom of God in dealing with us so severely, and rejoice in the great fact of Romans 8:28, "that all things work together for good." By letting us suffer such painful consequences for our sin, God teaches us that sin causes devastation and death, so that we will flee from it when we are tempted. At the very first meeting, four boys with penny whistles upset the meeting by playing tunes while Jowett was speaking. But while religion does not render him insensible to suffering, it does two things—(1.) But as with those eminent saints, the fruit will gradually become ripe, will ripen afterwards. Maybe the difficulty you have now is a smoke signal that will lead to great blessing. Your reward will be a right relationship with God and man in which peace reigns supreme. C. For discipline to be effective, we must submit to the training process. Where do you get comfort from? C. S. Lewis - God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to arouse a deaf world. But the abundant life that God intends for His people isn't trouble-free. Job’s friends failed to understand God in many ways, but Eliphaz the Temanite was right in this respect. When David sinned with Bathsheba and murdered her husband, the Lord forgave his sin, but He also took the life of the son that they conceived. But when his sister died, Turner’s father grew bitter and turned away from God. He knows that what his eye catches is only the surface, what his finger touches is only the exterior, but what his heart believes is the depth, the substance, the reality. "But every branch that bears fruit He prunes it, that it may bring forth more fruit." Here are seven: (1) God’s discipline produces the peaceful fruit of righteousness by teaching us the terrible devastation caused by sin. "Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples." But one morning she awoke, looked out, and she saw nothing but feathers scattered all around, and she said: "Ah, the cat has got the old bird and all her young." Hebrews 12:11 New International Version - UK (NIVUK). She said that in the years after returning to the U.S. she accomplished more missionary work by prayer than she had on the mission field. Steven Cole on the peaceful fruit of righteousness - If we keep in mind what God is doing in light of eternity, then we can endure with inner joy and peace, while at the same time admitting the pain and sorrow. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. —Charles Haddon Spurgeon, A ship was wrecked, and the only survivor washed up on a small uninhabited island. Only after the Lord granted permission did David go after them and recover everything (see 1Sa 30:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). All (pas) - No exceptions! He seeks to glorify God in everything. The rough, dull diamond would not quarrel with the grinder's tool that enabled it to flash back all the glory of the solar ray, and be a fit ornament for a kingly crown. Or should pain attend me on my path below, When John Henry Jowett was pastor at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, he began a series of children's meetings. But the pain is not pointless. Like that frightened bird, we sometimes do not recognize the One who has come to set us free. The underlying sense is that of "making a rational assessment," or "giving consideration to." I say, let the sun of prosperity be eclipsed, if that brings me closer to the true light of life. They are covered with hard shells that keep out water. Murray comments that regarding peaceful fruit of righteousness "the light of eternity and its reward shines on the least as on the greatest of our trials, and makes each one the seed of an everlasting harvest, of which we pluck the fruits even here. Nancy Monica, a nearby neighbor, came to the heron’s rescue, holding the bird still while a rescue worker freed its broken leg from the jaws of the trap. A rubber band is made to stretch. He was battered and bruised by our sin at the cross, and if He didn’t give up there He is not going to now. When I began spiraling downward emotionally, God didn't intervene, for He knew I needed to reach the end of myself. It has often puzzled me how poor tried worldly people get on. Trials and Discipline Prepare Us for a Better Country - In England I was told of a lady who had been bedridden for years. But they are also indicators of the depths into which the roots have dived. Afterwards (5305)(husteron from husteros = later) means more lately or eventually. When, why, and how does the Lord God discipline us when we sin? But the books were never composed outside of Coleridge's mind, because he would not face the discipline of sitting down to write them out. You say to him, “What are you doing? Just when our situation seems hopeless and hardest to bear, tiny signs of life appear that will soon burst into bloom. Out Of The Thorns - The gorse bush is a shrub that was imported from Europe and now grows wild in the Pacific Northwest. If we do not meet them in our younger days, we shall certainly have them in the decline of life. Fruit grows best on vines that are pruned (Jn 15:2). ", How much more in eternity will be understood the meaning of "afterwards"! (F. Havergal), Choose Book of Bible to StudyGenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SolomonIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Search Wikipedia using spiritual discretion, Hebrews 12:7-11 Responding to God's Discipline. I would rather have my life hid with Christ in God than be in Eden as Adam was. Through this painful but profitable experience, I learned that when God disciplines us, our greatest gain isn't what we get but what we become. Adam Clarke - Neither correction, wholesome restraint, domestic regulations, nor gymnastic discipline, are pleasant to them that are thus exercised; but it is by these means that obedient children, scholars, and great men are made. He puts it into his refining pot, he heats the coals, and he begins to stir it. Wm. Your exercises give you errands to the throne of mercy, and make you see in Christ and his precious gospel what otherwise would neither be seen nor cared for. After killing the lion we eat the honey; after climbing the Hill Difficulty, we sit down in the arbour to rest; after traversing the Valley of Humiliation, after fighting with Apollyon, the shining one appears, with the healing branch from the tree of life. Hebrews 12:10 What profit is in affliction? Of the Hallelujah song. Is my heart in submission to the heavenly Father? They started a new work under the Bible Presbyterian Mission Board, opening a clinic in an area devoid of any hospital or church. He has his best things last, and he therefore in this world receives his worst things first. —Charles H. Spurgeon, Let the Winds Blow - We cannot be established except by suffering. She was one of those saints whom God polishes up for the kingdom; for I believe there are many saints in this world whom we never hear about; we never see their names heralded through the press; they live very near the Master; they live very near heaven; and I think it takes a great deal more grace to suffer God's will than it does to do it; and if a person lies on a bed of sickness, and suffers cheerfully, it is just as acceptable to God as if they went out and worked in His vineyard. (Hebrews 12:7-11 Responding to God's Discipline). The section of Patience of Hope began with patience, and ends here with this note of abounding hopefulness--Yet afterward. Hebrews 12:11. NET ©: Now all discipline seems painful at the time, not joyful. Affliction is a means to wean us the world. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos) --R W De Haan (Ibid). Discipline seems-to our limited, time-bound perspective-not to be joyful, but sorrowful. —Anne Ortlund, God created man something on the order of a rubber band. God has a purpose in our heartaches— It is consolatory that the very exhortation to filial resignation in Hebrews 12 recognizes the fact that "no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous. 11 Now no 1 chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields q the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. A better athlete? By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. Our reassurance during tough times is that the farmer's God is our God, "who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance" (Isa 28:29). That interpretation seems very reasonable when compared with another passage that speaks of "spiritual training" (using same verb gumnazo as Heb 12:11). And what shall I more say? Peter, sharing Paul's magnanimity, writes to the "elect" as those who were "in heaviness through manifold trials." But I don't feel that I am in anybody's clutches. G. Campbell Morgan once wrote that "We cry too often to be delivered from the punishment, instead of the sin that lies behind it. But, of course, the athlete then had to submit to the training regimen to benefit from it. Joy then is the deep-down sense of well-being that abides in the heart of the person who knows all is well between himself and the Lord. But herein is work for patience, for the rest is not for to-day, nor the triumph for the present, but “afterward.” Wait, O soul, and let patience have her perfect work. HAS ETERNITY IN VIEW. I remember well when my brother and I collected some sap from our maple trees in the back yard. Paul wrote to Timothy, "Stir up the gift of God, which is in thee." (Jas 1:2+) We read it in the light of what Paul said of himself, As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing. See the mistake you made when you thought your trials were an excuse for despondency; accept God's message, that they are the very proof of His love, the very means of His grace, the very mark of His own Son. After the tempestuous storm, how delightful the clear sky, the calm waters! Now this lady was of those saints. Finally, he managed to build a rough hut and put his few articles in that hut. Why not just submit to them, if they are designed for our good?”. Louw-Nida says it conveys the thought of "freedom from anxiety and inner turmoil." Bat rather be healed. She said that for a long time she used to have a great deal of pleasure in watching a bird that came to make its nest near her window. During that time, the Nazis were arresting Jews and herding them off to concentration camps. Now we solemnly believe that it is the Lord's holy will that His child should feel the chastisement to be grievous; that the smartings of the rod should be felt. All He asks is that you trust Him, We learn so many precious lessons 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Thus, all discipline seems difficult for the moment, but it is designed to produce the peaceful fruit of righteousness. —D. They were sent for this purpose. The main point of Heb 12:4–11 is to explain why the readers must endure the disciplinary/educative sufferings which God allows them to experience. Chara in Hebrews -  Heb 10:34; Heb 12:2, 11; Heb 13:17. Take courage, he says, and gird yourselves for the race--without it the prize can never be won. To benefit by God’s discipline, we must be “trained” by it. Ought we to be satisfied to bear only so much as to secure us from being altogether cut away? Sure enough, mother removed the potatoes and brought Sally some ice cream. Trial is not a dead pebble but a living seed, planted and nurtured by God. By nature, we’re all too focused on this life, in spite of the fact that life is a vapor (Jas 4:14). Should not every Christian desire to be as fruitful as possible, so as best to prove his discipleship and glorify God? Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby . When the pain is very acute, the bereavement very fresh, the sufferer may say, with Job, "My grief is heavier than the sand of the sea;" or with David, "Has God shut up his tender mercies?" Now, I think that is what we want to say to professing Christians--if you build for time you will be disappointed. Insincere professors are no real part of the tree, but as branches tied on; not to be pruned, but cut off, unless they repent. But this does not come at once. 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