What is the purpose of discipline? - Discipline - TouchPoints

What is the purpose of discipline?

Deuteronomy 8:5“Think about it: Just as a parent disciplines a child, the Lord your God disciplines you for your own good.”

Hebrews 12:6“The Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.”

God’s discipline is an act of love to help us. Our discipline of our children should be the same. Loving discipline is life building, but angry punishment can destroy a child’s sense of self-worth.

Psalm 94:12Joyful are those you discipline, Lord.

Effective discipline sets you on the right path, making you truly happy and thankful to be on the right way again.

Proverbs 12:1To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.

Discipline is essential to developing skill, maturity, and character.

Proverbs 1:1-3These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel. . . . Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair.

The biblical concept of discipline is summarized in this introduction to the book of Proverbs. As Solomon wrote Proverbs to disciple his people—to teach them how to live, act, and be just and fair—so God wrote his Word to disciple us in these things.