Category: Discipline

Life a Thief in the Night

Like a Thief in the Night

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3(NIV) 1Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying,...

Taming the Tongue

Taming the Tongue

James 3:2-6(NIV) 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we...

Mind of the Spirit

Alert and Sober Minded

1 Peter 1:13-16(NIV) 13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived...

Perfect Father

Intervention Required

Genesis 37:5-10(NIV) 5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. 6 He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: 7 We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf...

Discipline is Painful

Discipline is Painful

Hebrews 12:7-11(NIV) 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? 8 If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9 Moreover, we...

Never Go Hungry

Fast in Secret

Matthew 6:16-18(NIV) 16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your...

Working the Fields

Working the Fields

Genesis 2:15-18(NIV) 15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat...

Cost of Wisdom

The Cost of Wisdom

Proverbs 4:1-7(NIV) 1Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. 2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. 3 For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother....

Springtime Battle

Springtime Battle

2 Samuel 11:1-5(NIV) 1In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. 2 One evening David got...

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