Joyful Discipline – April 25, 2019

Judges 4.1-5.31; Luke 22.35-53; Psalm 94.1-23; Proverbs 14.3-4

I have been disciplined, if truth were to be told, more than my fair share in my life. I deserved it, as long as we are being truthful. And continuing in the truth telling vein … I do not ever recall feeling joy as a result of any of the discipline I received. How then can the psalmist claim: Joyful are those you discipline, Lord?

Questions:

Why is it God who is given the credit for defeating Jabin, the Canaanite king? How do we be sure to give God credit for what he has done for us?

The priests and Temple guards come to arrest Jesus as if he were a revolutionary. Was this overkill? Why do you think they brought so many people to arrest him?

How have you seen God’s justice shine forth?

“Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.” What does this proverb even mean?

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