Thursdays With Oswald—Work-In-Progress

This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries.


     If you are a worker whom God has sent, and have learned to live under His shadow, you will find that scarcely a day goes by without your Father revealing the need of further chastening. If any child of God is free from the goads of God, he is not in the line of the succession of Jesus Christ.

From Approved Unto God

The writer of Hebrews said the same thing

And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as His children? He said, “My child, don’t make light of the Lord’s discipline, and don’t give up when He corrects you. For the Lord disciplines those He loves, and He punishes each one He accepts as His child.”

It’s true: No pain, no gain. God will continue to work on you and me as His child.

One Response to “Thursdays With Oswald—Work-In-Progress”

  1. Frank Pray Says:

    I like Chamber’s thought: we are “workers in training” to do the work of the Kingdom, but we are also the children of a loving and gentle Father. His discipline is not too harsh, and it is always motivated by love.

    I think on of the reasons Jesus did not grow bitter, resentful,or defeated in the hardships of His life was that He continuously felt the love of the Father sustaining Him.

    May it be for us as well.


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