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Reproofs of Discipline

Part of the reason I read the Bible daily is because sometimes verses or clauses pop when they didn’t pop before. Maybe this is the Holy Spirit, maybe it’s something else, but this in Proverbs 6:23 jumped off the page at me today.

For the commandment is a lamp and
the teaching a light,
and the reproofs of discipline are the
way of life.

The reproofs of discipline are the way of life. How good is that?! The definition of a reproof is “an expression of blame or disapproval,” thus it seems as if this means that the sin or wrong living that discipline unearths and corrects is good for our souls. The only way to live.

I know this in my own life to be true, even if I hate it in the moment.