Yesterday, my blog discussed how I dealt with confusing Scripture by watching what Jesus did when I could not understand what was said. Today’s Lectionary reading turned out to be another one of those puzzling Scriptures.
My child, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
or lose heart when you are punished by him;
for the Lord disciplines those whom he loves,
and chastises every child whom he accepts.’
In my confusion, if I apply my principle of watching Jesus’ actions as a way of understanding God, then I ask myself, “How did God (Jesus) discipline? Seems to me that the worse His beloved disciples received was a chewing out from time to time.