This is gonna hurt…

Posted: August 5, 2009 in Theology

Maybe you have said it or at least thought about saying it, but there is a lot in the following statement: “This is going to hurt me more then it hurts you!”

Typically this is a statement parents utter right before they spank their kids to try and make it better.  I don’t know if the parents that make this statement remember life before 20, but I don’t think any kids is going, “OK, if it’s emotionally hard for you to spank me, at least you admitted it,  now go ahead and do your business.”

Did you know that is the exact opposite of what happened to Jesus, according to Isiah 53? It’s clear from Scripture that it not only “pleased” God to sacrifice Jesus for our sins, but that was something that Jesus willingly did!

Probably lousy constellation for the next time you spank your kid and it’s unlikely that it would make your kid feel better about being disciplined, but there is always a greater purpose anytime we are punished…


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