Shelby G. Floyd
The word disciple derives from the word discipline. A true disciple is a disciplined disciple. Just wearing the name disciple does not really make us a disciple. Jesus made many disciples, but according to the book of John, later in his ministry “many of his disciples left and followed him no more.”
It takes self-discipline or self-control to accomplish anything that is worthwhile. A young person learns self-control when learning to drive an automobile and receive a driver’s license.
In like manner throughout life we all must learn to have self-control or self-discipline in order to be successful in our endeavors. The Wisdom of Solomon is useful at this point:
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. (Proverbs 16:32 ESV)
Let us notice two kinds of self-control or discipline. Continue reading “SELF CONTROL IS SELF DISCIPLINE”