DISCIPLINE IS SPELLED, D-I-S-C-I-P-L-E
HEBREWS 12: 5 - 12
JESUS CHRIST said, "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.
Therefore, be zealous and repent" (Rev. 3:19).
Jesus Christ had an inner-corps of followers which He taught in
order for them to minister after His ascension. We call these
twelve persons apostles. What Jesus did was to disciple them.
The word "disciple" means to teach or train. It comes from the
same root as our word "discipline." Thus, to discipline is to
disciple, to teach or train.
For parents and children to better understand how and why to
discipline, we should study how God disciplines us.
Think of how God trains you and apply the same approach to child
Proverbs 22:6 notes: "Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it."
From antiquity comes insight. The word translated "train" was
used originally in the Hebrew world in two principle ways.
A.The upper jaw, gums, and upper palate of the mouth were called
the "train". In breaking a horse a bit was placed against this
part of the mouth. The reins were in the hand of the rider. The
bit applied pressure on the "train" or the horse's mouth. In
this manner the rider could guide the horse. When a parent is
training a child it means to give ...
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