A child disciplined
that love cares about the child
love cares about the sin
love cares about refining
and loves cares about humbling
so the child
will be lifted up
– Susie Stewart
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12:11 (NIV)
For the LORD disciplines those He loves, and He punishes each one He accepts as His child.
– Hebrews 12:6 (NLT)
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor.
– 1 Peter 5:6 (NLT)
For the Lord corrects those He loves,
just as a father corrects a child in whom He delights.
– Proverbs 3:12 (NLT)
I know, O Lord, that your regulations are fair;
You disciplined me because I needed it.
– Psalm 119:75 (NLT)
I correct and discipline everyone I love. Take this seriously, and change the way you think and act.
– Revelation 3:19 (GW)
God is interested in developing your character. At times He lets you proceed, but He will never let you go too far without discipline to bring you back. In your relationship with God, He may let you make a wrong decision. Then the Spirit of God causes you to recognize that it is not God’s will. He guides you back to the right path.
– Henry Blackaby
Love precedes discipline.
– John Owen
Photo by Susie Stewart