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Bible Verses on Discipline
Much like our birth fathers, God teaches us that discipline is necessary in life. When a child or even an adult goes through life without discipline, they are missing out on the character building necessary to make them a better person. However, even though we're aware of this, Christians can have a hard time disciplining themselves.
Self discipline is not an easy task, no matter how faithful a Christian is. There are temptations throughout life that will constantly plague you - but if you use the Bible to help you become disciplined, these temptations won't matter as much to you. Imagine a life where you can strongly stand up to any temptation. That is completely possible through Jesus Christ.
Read the Bible verses about discipline below. Truly meditate on their meanings and how you can work self discipline into your own life. It won't be easy, but it might be one of the most important things you can do for yourself as a Christian.
Out of heaven he made you to hear his voice, that he might instruct you: and on earth he showed you his great fire; and you heard his words out of the middle of the fire.
You shall also consider in your heart, that, as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:
O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.
When you with rebukes do correct man for iniquity, you make his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O LORD, and teach him out of your law;
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
He is in the way of life that keeps instruction: but he that refuses reproof errs.
He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him betimes.
Correction is grievous to him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die.
He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.
Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Correct your son, and he shall give you rest; yes, he shall give delight to your soul.
But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience;
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to them which are exercised thereby.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.