The “D Word” Week 1- Learning to Love Discipline

Read through the verse(s) for each day slowly, looking for what each reference says about discipline. Set a time each day that you will read the scripture. Before you read, ask God to give you insight. After you read, ask God to help you learn discipline as a Christian. Remember that we discipline ourselves to make room in our lives to receive God’s grace each day!

Monday-1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air, but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

Tuesday-Romans 6:12-13
Therefore do not let sin reign inyour mortal body so that you obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

Wednesday- Hebrews 5:14
But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

Thursday-1 Timothy 4:8
for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Friday- Philippians 3:12-14
Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

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