Good morning Church family
I hope you enjoyed your Sabbath, I did, mine was yesterday! This morning I was reading Hebrews 12 and a part of it reminded me of the lame man. “Now, discipline always seems painful rather than pleasant at the time, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.” Hebrews 12:11-13 NRSV
Hebrews 12 focuses on the fact that God uses discipline and trials to grow our faith. Just like a parent disciplines their child for the sake of the child’s well being. In fact it says that God does so because he sees us as real children not pretend ones. The picture of the road is fascinating here from verse 11. If the road remains uneven and not straight then a lame person, or a person with a problem God is trying to help them address, will find that further injury will result. Things will get worse not better like a joint that goes further out of place. But if we listen to Jesus and make sure we travel the road which is straight then as we begin to journey the injury or area needing work will not be made worse but will be given the opportunity to heal. Isn’t that amazing.
Where are the areas in your life that need a straight path, I can think of a few for myself. Let’s seek God in those areas.