Discipline

Discipline is generally not fun. Whether it is being disciplined in your health and fitness or in your everyday life. It is usually painful.

In the above verse it talks about discipline is the full sense of the word. The Greek word used here is paideia. It means discipline in the form of education, training, tutoring, disciplinary correction, chastisement and nuture.

For us as Christians to be all we can be for Christ it takes discipline. The positive meaning of education, training and tutoring and also the perceived negative aspects of disciplinary correction and chastisement.

At the time discipline is hard and often uncomfortable, but in the long run it always pays off. As Hebrews 12:11 says it bring a harvest of righteousness and peace for those trained by it.

I want a harvest of righteousness and peace. So I have to be disciplined and do the things God wants me to do. I also have to do the things that I know help me to live a disciplined life.

How about you? Do you want a harvest of righteousness and peace? It takes discipline – both the education side and the correction side.