“If you are not disciplined-and everyone undergoes discipline-then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.”   Hebrews 12:8 NIV


Read:  Hebrew 12:1-15

‘Semper Fidelis’ is the motto of the United States Marine Corps.  We usually see it or hear it shortened to ‘Semper Fi’.  Two Latin words that mean ‘always faithful’.   If you utter these words to a Marine, you will see the hair stand on the back of his neck, his shoulders will go back and his chin will come in and a star studded fireworks show will immediately appear in his eyes.   You are likely to be greeted with a billowous ‘Semper Fi’ in return, a big hug or a sharp salute.


Once a Marine, always a Marine.


Wouldn’t it be great to see all Christians display this pride?  We should.   We should all come to attention when introduced to another Christian.   Respect…not just for the other person, but for what the other person stands for…The Reverence of GOD with us.

We live in a society that in general has little or ‘just no discipline’.  Personal ‘rights’ are taking over and are considered more important that what is truly right or wrong.

Remember what JESUS told us in Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”.  When you are with another Christian…one or one thousand, do you feel JESUS with you?   You should.

Do you have ‘just no discipline’ or are you faithful to the discipline of CHRIST, your LORD?  Are you ‘Semper Fi’, always faithful?

Today’s prayer:  “DEAR GOD, Thank YOU for always loving and being faithful to me, even when I have not been faithful to YOU.  Help me feel YOUR presence and become more faithful to YOU.   Amen.”