Love of God burns bright.
Accept on earth its cleansing flame
with faith in Love He justifies
that we are his beloved sons
But if we refuse, reject, revile
he will deny us
before his Heavenly Father.
Then, surrounded still by God’s
eternal love, we will feel only
the pain of flame
and not the love behind it.
 The Discipline of Love
•Deuteronomy 8:5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.
•Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD, the man you teach from your law.
•Psalm 119:75 I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
•Proverbs 3:11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke,
•Proverbs 3:12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
• Heb 12:6 “For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.”
•Revelation 3:19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.
 Mt 10:33; Mk 8:38; Lk 9:36; 12:9; 2 Tim 2:12.