Contrast God’s Punishment & God’s Discipline

I. God’s Punishment
The Source is God’s Wrath
The Purpose is to Avenge a wrong
The Relational Result is Alienation
The Personal Result is Guilt
The Direction is towards Nonbelievers

II. God’s Discipline
The Source is God’s Love
The Purpose is to Correct a wrong
The Relational Result is Reconciliation
The Personal Result is a Righteous Lifestyle
The Direction is towards His Children

Source: Robert S. McGee, The Search for Significance, p. 86 (iBook).

This outline charts the way God relates to us. Should you meditate on this for very long you will reach the place of jubilation for the Justification we have in our relationship with Jesus Christ.

Unconditional love from God. Not earned. No points given. No points taken away. Service to Him reflects our motive whether it be loving Him or trying to earn His blessings. Keep thinking.

Until next time

Hoss

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About Hoss

Married w/ 1 daughter & 3 step-children . Ordained minister. I do supply preaching every opportunity I get. Currently employed in a state prison system. Wife & I own a flower shop in a nearby city. I am approaching my late 50's, although I certainly don't look like it.
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