People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore correction will go astray. – (Proverbs 10:17, NLT)

The road to life is a disciplined life; ignore correction and you’re lost for good. – (Proverbs 10:17, MSG)


To walk in the way of the Lord, we must be willingly submitted to Him – ready to listen to correction and redirection, as we need to know which way to go when we get off course. If we choose to ignore the discipline and direction that we are given, we will wander away from the path that God has provided for us to take. May we be ever submitted to the leading of the Lord, so that we will readily accept His discipline and direction to remain firmly planted on the path that He has placed before us.


A disciplined life,The Direction of Discipline

Is the way to go;

As our hearts align,

And His will is known.

Correction is good,

It keeps our path clear;

So we’ll not wander,

Let’s listen to hear.

He’ll speak to our hearts,

And show us the way;

To walk in His will,

And in His grace, stay.

So do not ignore,

The Lord’s discipline;

For His correction,

Keeps us free from sin.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your discipline. Thank You that You love us so much, that You are willing to take the time to correct and redirect us, so that we will walk in Your ways and live in Your truth. Forgive us for ignoring Your correction and going astray. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would listen and obey all that You say, and walk upon the path that You have placed before us. Show us how to love others well, just as You so wonderfully love each of us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we heed Your discipline so that we may remain on the path of life that You have placed before us. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. – James 5:11