Wisdom Day 13 June 2016: Love Discipline

If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it—
    how shortsighted to refuse correction! (The Book of Proverbs, Chapter 13, Verse 1, The Message, BibleGateway.com)

On JockoPodcast.com, Jocko Willink teaches:

Discipline equals Freedom

Jesus says:

If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John’s Good News, Chapter 8, Verses 31 & 32, The New International Version, BibleGateway.com)

My freedom is not free. May I DECIDE every day to be a disciplined disciple of SELF discipline! May I live with greater intensity! May I hold to good teaching! May I seek out correction, though it be no fun. May I learn from it all! Let’s get after it! If Jody Mitic can do it on two stumps, who am I to whine and give in?

Some great helps for learning to love discipline and getting after it:



1, 2, 3 Wisdom!

Hear counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come. (Book of Proverbs, Chapter 19, Verse 20, Amplified Version)

Recently I listened to the mp3 book, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo from audible.com. According to the book, Steve Jobs was a master at communicating his ideas effectively. One of the keys to this mastery was the power of three, breaking a subject down into three parts. Well here its is. Solomon beat Jobs to the punch by about three millennia.  I don’t know if this verse from Solomon’s Proverbs inspired Jobs, but it has inspired me. This is what I was looking for! The recipe, the how to, the key to acquire wisdom:

  1. Hear counsel
  2. Receive instruction
  3. Accept correction

Lord, I MUST be wise in the time to come. I pray asking you to bring me good counsel. Open my mind to really receive it. Put me on the right path to find good instruction. Finally, and most difficult for me perhaps, make correction sweet to my ears. Voilà: 1, 2, 3 wisdom!