Discipline or Indulgence?
We have seen how human nature left to itself gets into bad places. By nature our pride, blindness, self-deceit, desires for pleasure, willingness to step outside of our God-given role, and ability to blame others when we go wrong, all lead us and society into troubling places.
Today we ask what can be done to rein in human nature. This brings us to the unpopular but important theme of discipline and training. We see how God uses discipline by suffering in our lives and how He even used that in Jesus' life. All because He loves us and wants our best. Hopefully in the end we see how essential and enriching discipline is.