THE VALUE OF DISCIPLINE (Texts: Jeri 31:3, Heb 12:6, Is 1:19)

  • For you to understand discipline you have to know why God created you.
  • Reasons why God disciplines us:
  • God’s discipline is a prerequisite to sonship (Heb 12:6, Heb 6:8)
  • God’s discipline proves we belong to God (Ps 94:12-14)
  • God’s discipline is ultimate and could be painful
  • God’s discipline is the produce of righteousness and virtue
  • How often do you study God’s word?
  • When last did you read a book?
  • How many hours a day do you spend with your electronic gadgets?
  • Who is your mentor?
  • Are you healthy?
  • How many hours do you sleep?
  • Do you eat well?
  • Are you disciplined with money?
  • Are you disciplined with words?
  • Examples of people in the Bible who were disciplined:
  • Joseph (Gen 39:5-10, 1Cor 6:18)
  • Daniel, Hananaiah, Mishael, Azariah (Dan 1:12-16)
  • Jesus Christ (Matt 4:2, Heb 2:17-18, 4:15, Rom 8:3)
  • Steps to be disciplined:
  • Planning (Rom 13:14, 1Cor 8:13, Rom 14:21)
  • Moderation (1Cor 9:25, Prov 25:17)
  • Constant vigilance

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