“He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.” Job 36:10KJV
Blessed be the name of the Lord. He is worthy to be praised and adored. So we lift up holy hands in exaltation.
The Lord has not left His children; He is always mindful of us in all our daily lives. According to Merriam Webster dictionary, discipline is “a way of behaving that shows a willingness to obey rules or orders”.
Discipline is very crucial in Christianity. Many early believers who disciplined themselves with the Word of God were mightily used by God; the more disciplined you become, the more God can use you. The men who wrote the Bible through the power of the Holy Spirit were very disciplined. Discipline is one of the forgotten subjects in modern Christianity.
Enoch walked with God and was raptured for he was a man of discipline. Believers are disciples of Christ. You can’t be a disciple without being disciplined. Disciple and discipline are twins; the latter makes the former. To be a mature believer, you must discipline yourself daily with the Word of God. Discipline is the ingredient required to be a faithful disciple. The mark of a disciple is cross bearing; it takes discipline to bear the cross without complaining.
The verse says that God opens our ears to discipline and commands us to return from iniquity. Thus, He helps us to understand the reason we’re being corrected in order to refrain from sin and be obedient to His Words. The fruit of discipline is obedience and love. It’s discipline that causes us to love God and keep all His precepts. The reason why we’re not keeping God’s Words is because we aren’t disciplined. Let’s therefore keep our souls, spirits and bodies under the subjection of the Holy Spirit and His Words.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, please show me your Love by disciplining me through your Word.