I got a lot of discipline as a child. I never liked it or loved my mom or grandparents for doing it as a child, but now I appreciate it. They were helping me to get wisdom. They weren’t out to hurt me; they were out to help me.
Some kids that I grew up with didn’t receive discipline from their parents. Many of them ended up in bad places.
Verse of the day
Proverbs 12:1, “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.”
“Loving” discipline means having a willingness to accept or embrace it, and to grow from it.
Discipline is more than just punishment. It incorporates instruction and training.
Other verses that talk about this same idea:
- Proverbs 12:15
- Proverbs 13:1
- Proverbs 13:13
- Proverbs 13:18
- Proverbs 15:5
- Proverbs 15:10
- Proverbs 15:12
- Proverbs 15:31
- Proverbs 15:32
The bottom line is this: don’t reject discipline or instruction from someone else. Don’t be stupid. Receive discipline and love knowledge.
We all need to learn, grow, and get wisdom.
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