Bible.com Hebrews 12:1-12
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
We often talk about being punished for the sins of daily life but fail to see the whole process of growth. Discipline is a matter learning from failure. We commit sin and that is an act of failing to do God’s intended work in our lives. Therefore, discipline is used to correct our failings and direct us back to the path of righteousness He has always intended for us. I hate to say it but Frodo was right to scared and saddened by his journey and it was the actions of that journey that built him into the savior that he became. He was never perfect and always half a man but still fully heroic.
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