Proverbs 12:1 NLT
To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.
Reflection . . .
Wow! What a powerful verse! So many of us want to learn but when it comes to discipline, not so much! Discipline is hard, it requires self denial and doing things that we probably really don’t want to do. We know it’s good for us, but it will require pain and even a lot of suffering in order to accomplish it!
Here in this verse, it says we much LOVE discipline in order to learn! Learning to love discipline takes time and hard work! It means that learning is more work than fun! That really goes against our self-absorbed egocentric society! To really learn we must train ourselves in the habits of studying, thinking, and putting those thoughts into action.
Thoughts produce actions!
Actions produce habits!
Habits produce character!