Discipline

Discipline transforms the desires of the flesh (illustration)

Nothing disciplines the inordinate desires of the flesh like service, and nothing transforms the desires of the flesh like serving in hiddenness. The flesh whines against service but screams against hidden service. It strains and pulls for honor and recognition. It will devise su …

Devotional Reading of The Bible (illustration)

A young lady, asked by her friend to explain what is meant by devotional reading of the Bible, answered as follows: “Yesterday morning I received a letter from one to whom I have given my heart and devoted my life. I freely confess to you that I have read that letter five ti …

Tozer - Discipline Has Practically Disappeared (illustration)

We must face the fact that many today are notoriously careless in their living. This attitude finds its way into the church. We have liberty, we have money, we live in comparative luxury. As a result, discipline practically has disappeared. What would a violin solo sound like if …

Nicholes - Discipline in What I Eat (illustration)

Many who read this devotional commentary know that I have type II diabetes. When I was diagnosed several years ago the doctor told me I had a choice. I could go ahead and eat everything just like I had been doing or I could stop eating anything with sugar added. He went on to tel …

Discipline In Schools–Past and Present (illustration)

In the fifties the major discipline problems in our public schools were cigarette smoking, skipping class, running in the halls, spit balls, chewing gum, and whispering in class. Today - the major problems are deadly weapons - kids carrying guns, knifes, and even assault weapons. …

Dad is Prepared, Prepare Yourself (illustration)

I heard about a young boy who went off to one of these extremely expensive universities. The bills were coming in monthly to his parents, and they were struggling to keep their heads above water. One day the boy’s mother received a letter from him that read like this: “ …

Discipline (illustration)

I bear my willing witness that I owe more to the fire, and the hammer, and the file, than to anything else in the Lord’s workshop. I sometimes question whether I have ever learned anything except through the rod. When my schoolroom is darkened I see most. (Charles Haddon Spurgeon …

The job of a football coach (illustration)

The job of a football coach is to make men do what they don’t want to do, in order to achieve what they’ve always wanted to be. (Tom Landry). …

Discipline Has Disappeared (illustration)

We must face the fact that many today are notoriously careless in their living. This attitude finds its way into the church. We have liberty, we have money, we live in comparative luxury. As a result, discipline practically has disappeared. What would a violin solo sound like i …

Spurgeon- Did I Learn Anything Except Through The Rod (illustration)

I bear my willing witness that I owe more to the fire, and the hammer, and the file, than to anything else in the Lord’s workshop. I sometimes question whether I have ever learned anything except through the rod. When my schoolroom is darkened I see most. (Charles Haddon Spurgeon …