Today I read this verse in Proverbs 12:1 ESV:
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid.
Here is a quick thought: Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all nations. A disciple is a disciplined follower. While it is true that some churches are legalistic and works based, in my observation many churches go to the other extreme. They preach such strong message of grace, and against trying to please God with good works, that some Christians are under the delusion that God doesn’t want us to perform any good works at all!
This is not Biblical. Before we can make disciples of all nations, we must be disciplined disciples ourselves. We are saved by grace through faith, and not of works–but the caveat is created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10). We have each have a purpose and a mission from the Lord, and so we need to disciplined.
I challenge the readers of this blog to get in God’s Word, and find out what God has to say about discipline.