A daily devotional through the Bible speaking with God as Adam and Eve may have in the garden east of Eden. Our website http://alittlewalkwithgod.com
As the Son of Man, Jesus felt all the same temptations you feel to yield to quick and unholy gratification of human desires. But the discipline the Father taught Him from an early age through His parents, His rabbis, God's word, and His Spirit helped Jesus keep from falling to the temptations Satan set before Him. Some of that discipline was painful emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Discipline is not always easy or pleasant, but necessary for growth. So even the Son of Man required discipline to withstand the temptations He would face later in His life as He faced the cross.
When suffering comes, think of it as a means to the end. Think of it as a part of the discipline process to make you able to stand just as the Father discipline His Son, Jesus so that He could stand. The suffering may not come from God. It may come as a result of the good you do for others. Remember Jesus promised you would have trouble in this world. But if you look at all suffering as discipline and not try to figure out which is which, you will be less likely to try to seek revenge. You will be more likely to forgive wrongs if you see all suffering as discipline from God. You will find more grace from Him as you struggle through the difficult circumstance of life.
Today’s Bible reading plans include:
Ready - Hebrews 12:1-13
Set - Hebrews 12-13
Go! - Hebrews 12-13; Jude