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A Fatherly Discipline
Richard Newton Sherrer 1951 (Easton)
Consider who coped with sinners,
Such hostility against Him;
And all of the discipliners,
That were making life very grim.
Grow not weary of fainthearted,
In your struggle against all sin;
Resist till they have departed,
When the shedding of blood will win.
Did you forget the incitement,
In being His sons and daughters;
Do you not feel the excitement,
Felt through the baptismal waters.
View not lightly the discipline,
Nor to be weary of the Lord;
He is merely rebuking sin,
Of the desires you adored.
The Lord disciplines He does love.
Chastise anyone who receives;
Discipline to endure thereof,
In Him as the Father believes.
Those without any discipline,
Can never be considered kin,
With the Lord never intimate.
Earthly fathers who disciplined,
We had been always respected;
With regret your actions rescind,
By what your father corrected.
Submit to the Father and live,
They chasten us for a short time;
And the willingness to forgive,
For sinfulness of our crime.
He disciplines for our good,
That we may share in holiness;
A painful reminder that it should,
Be more pleasant when we confess.
For righteousness yields peaceful fruit,
To anyone who had been trained;
While nourished deep in your root,
Letting you be righteously gained.
Copyright ©2023 Richard Newton Sherrer
About this poem
Do Not Grow Weary Hebrews 12:3-11
Written on March 02, 2023
Submitted by sir_ricky on March 01, 2023
Modified on March 12, 2023
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