Proverbs 12:1 NLT – To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.
To learn and grow we all need our course to be corrected at times. We all learn and grow, but sometimes our learning takes us off our true course. It is in these times we need God’s correction and discipline. We need Him to guide us back to the path. As Christians we need to realise God’s correction is for our own good. Like a parent scolds a child who runs on to a busy road without looking or reaches for a boiling pot on the stove, God corrects us. We are His children and He is our heavenly Father. And although it is not always nice at the time, we need His discipline to keep us on track. As today’s verse says, we must love discipline.
Loving Heavenly Father, today we thank You for Your loving discipline. Thank You for the times and ways You correct us and steer us back to the right path. I pray that we will never hate Your correction, but always understand You discipline us for our own good. Amen.