Discipline

One of life’s greatest needs - I Timothy 4:6 – 4:10 (commentary)

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 …

The Results of Rebellion - Nehemiah 9:26 – 9:31 (commentary)

C. The goading of God (vv 26-31) - In this chapter we see how when the people rebelled against God He gave them over to oppression. However, because of great compassion He raised up deliverers, the Judges who freed them (vv 27-28). Through centuries of Israel’s sin (v. 29), God c …

Instruction About The Tragedy of Adultery - Proverbs 6:20 – 6:35 (commentary)

God never intended for children to be independent of their parents or parents to let children do as they please. This is a big mistake made in homes today. An emphasis is made on how important the discipline of parents is (vv. 20-30). The father  is to establish the gui …

Discipline Brings Quality to Life - Proverbs 10:17 – 10:24 (commentary)

The person who has discipline in his life is an example of one who has a meaningful life whereas those who refuse to learn from discipline cause others to stumble. A person’s conduct affects not only himself but others as well, either favorably or unfavorably (v. 17). It is …

Discipline is Proof of God’s Love - Psalms 94:12 – 94:23 (commentary)

At times God must discipline us to help us. This is similar to a loving parent disciplining his child. The disciplining is not very enjoyable to the child, but it is essential to teach him right from wrong. The Bible says that “no chastening seems to be joyful for the presen …

The Discipline of God - Hebrews 12:1 – 12:8 (commentary)

In today’s passage, we find the teaching of discipline by our heavenly Father. There are at least three ways God could deal with us when we sin: First of all, God could condemn us - that would be legalism Then again God could condone us - that would be liberalism can correct …

Chasten Your Son While There is Hope - Proverbs 19:10 – 19:19 (commentary)

You will find a very unhappy home where a foolish son and a quarrelsome wife are found (v. 13). In fact where you find one you often will find the other. For where the wife disputes her husband’s authority and takes sides with the children as well as opposes proper discipline i …

Dealing with Christian liberty - I Corinthians 9:24 – 9:27 (commentary)

Paul continues to deal with the subject of Christian liberty as he uses the illustration of an athlete. The Corinthians would have been very familiar with the Greek Olympic games as well as their Isthmian games, which were held on alternate summers within the vicinity of …

A Wise Child Will Hear His Parents Instruction - Proverbs 23:12 – 23:23 (commentary)

It is only when the heart is ready to receive instruction, and the ear is ready to hearing that a person will grow in his spiritual life (v. 12). There is a big differ­ence between reading the Bible, or hearing it explained, and then in meditating upon it. This is w …