Gratified wishes, our Father knows, would often be our real curses. (The Holiest of All - Yet Afterward). I consider it, however, a great mercy where there are these exercises, for I am well convinced that exercise is as much needed for the health of the soul as of the body. "God disciplines us for our profit." Sin, suffering, and sanctification are not problems of the mind, but facts of life—mysteries that awaken all other mysteries until the heart rests in God. Seek for this with the simplicity of a. little child, judging everything by the heavenly standard of value, as it helps to bring us nearer to God. Is it the Father who loves me that now afflicts me? Hebrews 12 New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995) Jesus, the Example. It has dense, dark green shoots, and in springtime it provides a dazzling display of fragrant, vibrant yellow flowers. What can mere man do to me? (Ro 5:3+, Ro 5:4+). A leader's own salvation and spiritual progress are protected by humbling adversity. Whatever that thorn was (some think a physical ailment; others think that it was the Judaizers, who plagued his ministry), it kept Paul from falling into the sin of pride over his heavenly vision. Accidental self-abuse destroys their bodies.". There is no indication that he was openly rebellious before he was afflicted. 2. Consider the following testimony by C. H. Spurgeon: I am afraid that all the grace I have got out of my comfortable and easy times and happy hours might almost lie on a penny. Unexplained and tedious now Fruit (2590) (karpos) is used in its literal sense to refer to fruit, produce or offspring, which describes that which is produced by the inherent energy of a living organism. (5) God’s discipline produces the peaceful fruit of righteousness by strengthening our faith and driving us closer to Christ. Tough Love - In our city's largest public school district, any student who gets caught with a weapon or drugs on campus faces mandatory expulsion. Note also that trained is in the passive voice which signifies that the subject (believers) receives the action of the verb (train). Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God [was] able to raise [him] up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. that our bodies are wearing out should make us shift our focus to eternity. The key is, in the midst of the trials and the tears, to focus on the goal: the peaceful fruit of righteousness. "What! God promises a safe landing, 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. Can keep them from the ways of sin. A blue-ribbon award is the result of a carefully controlled procedure from start to finish. God’s correction is given to keep His people from wandering away from the straight path and getting into situations that bring pain and heartache. Hebrews 12:11. Without exercises you could do without a revealed Christ, without manifested pardon of sin, without the love of God being shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Spirit. When they are allowed too deeply to absorb us in grief; when they unfit us for duty; keep us from walking in the path God has marked out for us; hold us back from prayer and from the means of grace; when they lead us to think harshly and speak severely of God; then we overrate God's chastisements, and prevent the good they were so kindly sent to convey. He said, “My Father is glorified by this: that you bear much fruit, and prove to be my disciples” (John 15:8). They're afraid their children will turn against them and think they don't love them. The soul may not complain of the plough and the harrow that yield in autumn the "peaceable fruit of righteousness. 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. We are anxious to escape from the things that cause us pain rather than from the things that cause God pain.". I thought, “Let her weep!”. It is not uncommon to hear some of God's saints remark, in the very midst of His dealings with them, "I feel it to be no cross at all; I do not feel it an affliction; I am not conscious of any peculiar burden." "All chastening seemeth for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yieldeth peaceable fruit unto them that have been exercised thereby, ." Also, the Lord raised up evil against David from within his own household (2Sa 12:11). These were the things that helped me grow. "Can't you fellows play tin whistles any better than that?" (Phillips: Touchstone). Thanks to the efforts of Nancy and the rescue worker, the bird was free to recover from its injured leg. Hebrews 12:11 It may be said of spiritual exercises as the Apostle speaks of chastening generally, of which indeed they form a component part, that "for the present they are not joyous, but grievous; but afterward they yield the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto those who are exercised thereby." When, why, and how does the Lord God discipline us when we sin? Affliction sounds a retreat, to call us off the immoderate pursuit of earthly things. "From all sides our destruction creeps up on us and soon the ring will be closed and no one at all will be able to come to our aid. I certainly don't!" The next step is up to him. True holiness or righteousness is not just external, but begins at the heart or thought level. Although the heavenly Father never allows His children to suffer needlessly, sometimes He lets us experi­ence nicks and scratches that let the water of His Word seep in and soften our hearts. You cannot have true righteousness without peace, or true peace without righteousness. Not that we need hardship just for its own sake, but we do need to be changed and to mature. Working hard and waiting long; --Anon. Discipline has to do with the overall training of children, including punishment. Many parents are afraid to do what they know is best for their youngsters. In context lupe speaks of pain, which could be of body but especially of one's mind as one experiences severe mental or emotional distress associated with the discipline of the LORD. Afterward the service holy, C. For discipline to be effective, we must submit to the training process. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. The Savior always knows what's best; To benefit by God’s discipline, we must be “trained” by it. This chastening is said to yield these fruits "unto those who are exercised (trained) thereby." The burden must first be felt, before it is cast upon the Lord; the chastisement must be felt to be grievous, before the tenderness and sympathy of Jesus will be sought. As a result, discipline practically has disappeared. Ae2tdPwUPEZBhJZJ51xCziitqpVrDrxeaJE78CHGjTRmuxaAen3E4j14kwc, (c) Abarim Publications — first published on 2017-07-11; last updated on 2020-10-19, — free, online interlinear (Greek/English), word by word translation and Greek grammar parsing codes, , translated word by word and with Greek grammar parsing codes,, The Passion of the Christ and the Theory of Everything, The Fate of Our World: The Bible, AI and Cryptocurrency. In God, whose word I praise, Covered by hard shells that keep out water, these seeds can lie dormant on the sand for several seasons until conditions are right for growth. When heavy rains finally come, the little seeds are carried away in a flash flood. During one such scolding he said to her imploringly, "You must be nice to your little boy!" Barclay, The Gospel of Matthew, p. 280. Walk by faith and not by sight. This is true for all of our trials-- even when we are being corrected by God for our sin. When heavy rains finally bring flash floods, the little seeds are banged against sand, gravel, and rocks as they rush down the slopes. In His sweet prayer for the elect, He prayed that His people might bring forth fruit. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. (7) God’s discipline produces the peaceful fruit of righteousness by developing the fruit of the Spirit in us and thus making us more usable in His service. Although no chastening at the time is fun, "afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby." What does discipline do? (Hebrews 12:7-11 Responding to God's Discipline). 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." He left Cambridge University to join the army; he left the army because he could not rub down a horse; he returned to Oxford and left without a degree. it turns the affliction into a blessing on his soul. Wailing minors, discord strong; Does it seem as though everything in life is going against you? AFTERWARDS IT YIELDS THE PEACEFUL FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS: de karpon eirenikon tois di autes gegumnasmenois (RPPMPD) apodidosin (3SPAI) dikaiosunes: De Haan says "The important key word in this verse is afterwards. Hebrews 12:11 Common English Bible (CEB). 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. This is the object of Christ in sending it. (see notes 1Timothy 4:7; 1Timothy 4:8), Wiersbe in his little book Run With the Winners says "Athletes must discipline (TRAIN) themselves if they ever hope to be winners. Trained is in the perfect tense indicating a past completed action with ongoing effect and thus speaks of the permanence of their state of training. He can then look back and see the effect of some early trial, so severe that he once thought he could hardly endure it, spreading a hallowed influence over his future years, and scattering its golden fruit all along the pathway of life. Similarly, difficulties may be needed to wake up a sleeping saint. (See Cole's list of Seven ways in which God's discipline produces the peaceful fruit of righteousness.). You are the peacemakers. Hebrews 12 Goto page 310; HENRY ALFORD. What they need is firm, loving, and at times painful discipline. "Now the training, strange and lowly, —Jarvis The Making Of Us - When my husband was a child, his mother sometimes scolded and disciplined him for disobeying her. Hebrews 12 - Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Of the Hallelujah song. When it stretches, it is enlarged; it becomes tense and dynamic, and it does what it was made to do. --R W De Haan (Ibid). The Greek word (gymnazo; we get gymnasium from it) indicates physical training or exercise. I do give thanks, for now I know He who sent the chastisement appointed its character– He intended that it should be felt. (Amplified Bible - Lockman), NLT: No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening--it is painful! Like other works of God, the process is gradual. Welcome, sweet discipline, discipline designed for my joy, discipline designed to make me what God wants me to be. —D. Perplexing doubts about the mysteries of Providence are lost in the calm trustfulness of love. He was exhausted. The more severe they are, the more we shall yet be blessed-on earth or in heaven. Adversity has a way of causing us to lean on the Lord in ways that we don’t need to when times are trouble-free. They make the heart more tranquil in its confidence in God, and more disposed to promote the religion of peace. His tough love is the making of us.— Joanie Yoder (Ibid). The worst had happened. Afflictions are disciplinary. 1 But later it produces the fruit of peace and righteousness 2 for those trained by it. —Charles Paul Conn, Pain can serve a definite purpose in our lives. Hebrews 12:11: Hebrews 12: Hebrews 12:13. You say to him, “What are you doing? When a Christian comes to die, he does not feel that he has had one trial too many, or one which he did not deserve. $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. In the present passage, the verb seems hints that there is a kind of residual joy of hope that hangs on beneath the cloud, but the tears and the sighs and the groans are so many that it looks like sorrow has the upper hand - at least for a season. "Now the pruning-sharp, unsparing, Contention has given place to harmony, restless searching to contented finding, painful doubting to glad assurance, "the peace of God which passes all understanding. May give us little rest; The surest way to make life hard for your children is to make it soft for them. If we dodge the training, we will pay later by being defeated by temptation and sin. When I saw him recently, he asked me, "What do you do when God doesn't say yes—doesn't give it, doesn't make it happen?" Notice that the "pay back" for disciplining one's self for godliness is not only in this present life but also in the life to come. Then God sends some affliction or other—to stir us up to take hold of Him. Susannah Wesley, the mother of John and Charles Wesley, raised seventeen children and had these words to say about raising children: “The parent who studies to subdue [self–will] in his child works together with God in the renewing and saving a soul. "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. You have not come to a place like Mount Sinai # 12.18 a place like Mount Sinai: The Greek text has “a place,” but the writer is referring to the time that the Lord spoke to the people of Israel from Mount Sinai (see Exodus 19.16-25). Dr. and Mrs. Roy Byram and the Rev. You’ll be glad you did! So submit sooner rather than later, and you will safe yourself a considerable amount of suffering! Many hours later Mother almost fainted when she opened the basement door and was greeted by billowing clouds of smoke. This attitude finds its way into the church. When I finally hit rock bottom, the "rock" on which I fell was Jesus Christ. Affliction is a sacred eye-salve, it clears our eye-sight. This is exactly what this passage describes. Let the winds of adversity blow, if they serve to root more securely the trees that God has planted. Nothing warns them when water is too hot or a hammer handle is splintered. Wuest adds that "The emphasis is upon the fact that every kind of chastening, whether human or divine, does not seem joyous.". So it is with the suffering that accompanies God's chastening. (The Holiest of All - Yet Afterward), Thomas comments on those who have been trained by it writing that "everything depends on the attitude which we take towards suffering. No, naturally I rebel against Him, and I say, “Who are you that you should smite me this way, and what have I done that I should be tormented by you?” To kiss the hand that smites is something more than nature; it is grace. (2Co 6:10) When the hurricane is sweeping the ocean into mountain-high waves, down in the deep waters all is serene and quiet—the disturbance is only on the surface. Hebrews 12:11, ESV: "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." Sometimes Christians are like those seeds. Hebrews 12:11, KJV : "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." If his dark nights are as bright as the world’s days, what shall his days be? As loving parents, dare we have less long-term vision than our heavenly Father has? At college, Bertha became involved in the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions. Faith which lives in the future and unseen, rejoices in the assurance not only of deliverance, but of the heavenly blessing it brings. Of the Master's pleasant fruit. The corn-field, ploughed, harrowed, weeded, storm-swept, snow-covered, shall bear golden sheaves, not only after, but by reason of, such culture. Jowett asked. When I began spiraling downward emotionally, God didn't intervene, for He knew I needed to reach the end of myself. The underlying sense is that of "making a rational assessment," or "giving consideration to." Coleridge is the supreme example of tragedy of indiscipline. Sometimes we look down on others who are suffering. The very mercy we clasp to our warm hearts so fondly may be God's voice to us, speaking in the tone of severe yet tender rebuke. NET ©: Now all discipline seems painful at the time, not joyful. May the LORD fulfill all your petitions." Both terms mean godliness or conformity to Jesus Christ, who is the embodiment of godliness (Ro 8:29-note). Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. And yet it does not ignore the fact that the chastisement causes pain. Faith says of her grief, "This is a badge of honour, for the child must feel the rod"; and then she sings of the sweet result of her sorrows, because they work her spiritual good. One year it came to make its nest, and it began to build so low down she was afraid something would happen to the young; and every day that she saw that bird busy at work making its nest, she kept saying, "O bird, build higher! But I don't feel that I am in anybody's clutches. A truly righteous person has godly motives. In Hebrews 12, we read that our heavenly Father loves us too dearly to let us remain immature. When two things are frozen together—the best way to separate them is by fire; so, when the heart and the world are together—God has no better way to separate them than by the fire of affliction. The entire chapter Hebrews 11 interlinear (Greek/English), translated word by word and with Greek grammar parsing codes, free online They must obey the training rules and submit to the plans of their coaches and trainers. Your reward will be a right relationship with God and man in which peace reigns supreme. How are you tending your garden? It is a good deal better to have life with Christ in God than anywhere else. Hendricks says, "Your primary concern is not what they think of you now, but what they will think 20 years from now. It says, "Look to his face, not to his hand." It took me several hours to convince him that he was not feeling God’s peace, because his decision was not righteous. They started a new work under the Bible Presbyterian Mission Board, opening a clinic in an area devoid of any hospital or church. Someday you will see the light; (Leighton.). It also signifies "to seem, be accounted, reputed." God's loving hand of discipline Grant that I may never fail Thy hand to see, J C Philpot - Devotional - July 22 -- "Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous--nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto those who are exercised thereby." Without God's tough love, where would we be today? By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it's the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God. Although the heavenly Father never allows His children to suffer needlessly, sometimes He lets them experience hard knocks so they'll become mature believers. Able to absorb water through the nicks and scratches they acquired on their downhill plunge, they finally begin to grow. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as [in] a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God. Afterwards! You are spoiling that precious metal. If the soil could talk, it might have whined, "Who needs this painful plowing?" | Finally. They replied, "We saw your smoke signal." Who would not bear the present cross for the crown which cometh afterwards? Desponding Christian! The Jewish historian Josephus uses gymnazo in his description of the Roman soldier writing that "their military exercises differ not at all from the real use of their arms, but every soldier is every day exercised (gymnazo), and that with great diligence, as if it were in time of war which is the reason why they bear the fatigue of battles so easily." Like that frightened bird, we sometimes do not recognize the One who has come to set us free. He wants for us what's best. After graduating and getting married, they both entered medical school in Houston, Texas. What a challenge for anyone plagued by fear! 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. Lift up hands and knees, choose the straight path for your feet, rouse your whole being, and with your eye once more on Jesus, and in the faith He inspires, follow Him in the path of endurance. Oh how does this thought, that the chastisement proceeds from the Father who loves him, impart a keenness to the stroke! Finally, he managed to build a rough hut and put his few articles in that hut. I remember well when my brother and I collected some sap from our maple trees in the back yard. 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. To teach our children self-control; It appears to you very pure, and very beautiful to look at. Nancy Monica, however, sported a black eye. We are not to forget, not to despise, not to faint (Heb 12:5), but we are to endure (Heb 12:7), and to be in subjection (Heb 12:9). He himself must skim the base metal off the top. The entire chapter Hebrews 12 interlinear (Greek/English), translated word by word and with Greek grammar parsing codes, ... Hebrews 12:11. pain is an opportunity for progress. We arrogantly think, “If they would just get it together [like me! The swelling Nile, which seems to devastate the land, leaves the fertilizing deposit that afterwards enriches it with plenty. If a man should give me a black book printed in the old black letter, and should say, “You want to know about happiness? This is why we must keep our eyes on Jesus (Heb 12:2-note, Heb 12:3-note) and keep running (Heb 12:1-note)! 8:29). Comment: Remember that like any "garden", fruit needs to be diligently, carefully cultivated. Yes, to faith in Jesus the blessing still comes as to the man of old: Immediately his feet and his ankle bones received strength. Take courage, he says, and gird yourselves for the race--without it the prize can never be won. Spurgeon - A man takes a mass of metal. fruits "of righteousness." — Mart De Haan (Ibid). Yet afterward. God created you to stretch. And here most are, who are not exercised--resting in "a name to live," and in the doctrine without the experience. Jamieson - The objection that chastening is grievous is here anticipated and answered. One of the main points the author of Hebrews has made is that even Jesus himself must be “perfected” throug God’s discipline doesn’t always feel good, especially if we fight against it. —Charles H. Spurgeon, Let the Winds Blow - We cannot be established except by suffering. Yet we tend to resist the reproofs and despise the discipline. By nature, we’re all too focused on this life, in spite of the fact that life is a vapor (Jas 4:14). And where the grievousness of the chastisement is not felt, is there not reason to suspect that the cause of the chastisement has not been discovered and mourned over? Grace does not destroy the life of nature, but adds to it a life more excellent; yes, does not only permit, but requires some feeling of afflictions." But to cease to believe in God on account of suffering does not make God cease to exist, and it does not resolve the problem. 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. When it is remembered that our chastisements often grow out of our sin; that to subdue some strong indwelling corruption, or to correct for some outward departure, the rod is sent; this should ever humble the soul; this should ever cause the rebuke to be rightly viewed; that were it not for some strong indwelling corruption, or some step taken in departure from God, the affliction would have been withheld; oh how should every stroke of the rod lay the soul in the dust before God! It is the blows of the wound, says Solomon, that will cleanse evil (Pr 20:30); and so if the chastisement do not come home to the bone and flesh, what good end can it have served? 1. Should not every Christian desire to be as fruitful as possible, so as best to prove his discipleship and glorify God? It describes the rigorous, strenuous, self-sacrificing training an athlete undergoes. Are you undergoing the chastening of God right now? Its ultimate fruit amply compensates for any temporary pain. The writer of Hebrews confesses, "Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but grievous" (12:11). And it is by God's discipline that Christians are made. Each time we go astray, (Isa 32:17NIV). Now, I think that is what we want to say to professing Christians--if you build for time you will be disappointed. God sends trials not to impair us but to improve us. There it is as uncompromising as ever, but half-way up appear two brown fuzzy balls, mere specks at first, that break at last—straight out of last year's thorn—into a blaze of golden glory." And so we see that this peace comes through yielding to God's hand of discipline and enduring whatever His love sends/allows ini our lives. The author of Hebrews wrote. He began a paper called "The Watchman" which lived for ten numbers and then died. Pain And Gain - Years ago I was an extremely anxious Christian. But the good that I have received from my sorrows and pains and griefs is altogether incalculable. 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. Jonah was asleep in the ship—but at prayer in the whale's belly. We’re all prone to trust in ourselves, rather than in the Lord. ), "This the apostle blames not, but aims at the moderating of it; seeks not altogether to dry up the stream, but to bound it and keep it within its banks. With not even a Bible, they learned to pray as never before. When this attitude is realized, then we understand the direct and blessed connection between "discipleship" and "discipline.". This is amazing grace, God training us and then God blessing us. For all the heartaches and the tears, By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. In a quiet subdivision in Lake in the Hills, Illinois, a rare blue heron stumbled into a steel trap designed to catch invading muskrats. We learn so many precious lessons As the athlete willingly undergoes discipline in hope of the prize; and as "afterward," when mature in strength and skill, he does not regret the training, even so the followers of the "Captain of Salvation" should not regret being "exercised," gymnastisized. Paul’s meaning here is expressed even more fully, however, in the proverb “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Pr 22:6). Should not the process, though painful, be prized for the result? Remarkably, the flowers grow right out of the thorns. He chastens us for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. MSG 11 At the time, discipline isn't much fun. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. We are not able by the eye of reason to discover the real virtue of sanctified tribulation; this discernment is the privilege of faith. How thankful we can be that God never forgets us in that way. But, how does weeping fit with the Bible’s command, “Rejoice always” (1Th 5:16-note)? There is no commentary that opens up the Bible so much as sickness and sorrow. Many young adults, looking back, have said that without the director's confrontation they would have ended up in jail. 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. - D L Moody - Heaven ( a wonderful little book to encourage your soul), Morning and evening : Daily readings (May 18 PM) - How happy are tried Christians, afterwards. (NASB: Lockman), Greek: pasa de paideia pros men to paron (PAPNSA) ou dokei (5719) charas einai (PAN) alla lupes, usteron de karpon eirenikon tois di' autes gegumnasmenois (RPPMPD) apodidosin (3SPAI) dikaiosunes, Amplified: For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it [a harvest of fruit which consists in righteousness—in conformity to God’s will in purpose, thought, and action, resulting in right living and right standing with God]. 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