“Whoever loves DISCIPLINE loves knowledge, BUT he who HATES reproof is stupid.”
Gods Words! Not mine!! I just found them tonight in Proverbs 12:5.
It made me wince!!! ????
If anyone knows me, discipline of any kind, usually scares me straight!!! If I got the hairy eye ball from my parents, boy!!! I would straighten up in a hurry, cuz i knew what would happen later when i got home!!!
I dont like discipline…it hurts! It costs something! It stings with consequences!
It started when i was a little girl. I mean EVERY kid has to be corrected somehow and be told a good firm “NO!” Its totally how things go, so we learn and grow up not to be spoiled brats! We are naturally rebellious and stubborn! (Some of us more than others)
Discipline given by a good parent, is done to point out the error and not do it again! Its good & healthy!
Guys…its still happening to me today! And I’m not just saying I need self discipline not to eat a brownie, or discipline to do exercises every day….those are choices I can make. (I should be still doing that too though!)
I mean discipline like a good parent does to bring quick correction and to cause me to look at what I did wrong and to repent and turn from it, and go on the straight & narrow path again.
Discipline is really a loving thing believe it or not! The parent is really saying, “I love you enough, as my child, not to allow this behaviour and it stops now!”
And when God gives this kind of correction I feel it! When I look at it, it brings shame and guilt and sadness that I need to confess it & repent quickly! God is faithful and just to forgive me, yet there’s consequences still i have to face to make it right, when I have wronged God, or anyone else.
The pain of discipline doesn’t stay forever, but it should always stay in mind in future so NOT to do it again! Otherwise thats INTENTIONAL rebellion or sin that God can’t forgive, as it is an act of me putting Jesus, God’s only Son, up on that cross again!
So I’ve been trying to embrace discipline from God, my Heavenly Father, and not despise it or hate it, as the verse above. But I guess if I winced, it locates my heart!
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