The Creation Story is not an ancient fairytale or a poetical picture of the evolutionary process. The Genesis 1 story reveals the origins of our world. We learn how God made the world we enjoy and we learn the purpose for all of our lives. Allow the story of creation to be the foundation of your life today.
Discipline is a pain. It is exhausting, miserable, and draining. Discipline is also good. Through discipline God can shape and mold us into the selfless image of Jesus Christ. The author of Hebrews encourages us to see difficult times of pain and persecution through the lens of faith. Faith teaches us that God can use persecution as discipline to strengthen our character.